Half-Cent Local Infrastructure Sales Tax
May 21, 2019 - Special Election
On May 21, 2019, a county-wide referendum special election, by mail ballot, will be conducted by the Supervisor of Elections which will provide the voters of Volusia County with the opportunity to decide if the proposed half-cent local infrastructure sales tax should be approved. This tax, if adopted, will be in effect for 20 years, beginning January 1, 2020. The infrastructure sales tax revenue will fund several projects for the county and its 16 municipalities in the county. Supervisor of Elections: Understand the nuts and bolts of a mail-only election.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
HALF-CENT SALES SURTAX.
TO FUND PROJECTS FOR COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PUBLIC FACILITIES RESTRICTED TO ROADS, SIDEWALKS, BRIDGES, WATER QUALITY, STORMWATER AND FLOOD CONTROL, AND AMENITIES ANCILLARY TO THOSE FACILITIES, SHALL VOLUSIA COUNTY ORDINANCE 2019-4 BE APPROVED TO LEVY A ONE-HALF CENT SALES TAX FOR TWENTY YEARS; AND TO ESTABLISH A CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE USE OF PROCEEDS?
FOR the half-cent sales tax
AGAINST the half-cent sales tax
March 15, 2019 - OPPAGA Audit
Feb. 5, 2019
On Feb. 5, 2019, the Volusia County Council approved Ordinance 2019-4, levying upon voter approval a half-cent local infrastructure sales tax for twenty years for roads, sidewalks, bridges, water quality, and stormwater and flood control; and requiring a citizens review committee. Click here for a link to the ordinance.
The proceeds of the tax would be distributed to the county and to municipalities according to a statutory formula, unless otherwise the subject of an interlocal agreement. View the revenue estimates and estimated distribution list.
The proposed ordinance establishes a citizens advisory review committee to review whether proposed uses of proceeds are among those authorized; and whether expenditures matched the proposed use. The committee would consist of seventeen members; sixteen of those would be nominated by a city and appointed by the county council. The county council would appoint the remaining member who could reside either in a city or the unincorporated area. The members would have four year terms, but serve at the will of the county council.
Proposed Infrastructure Sales Tax Project Lists
The sales tax projects referenced on the Volusia County Sales Tax website are projects being proposed by Volusia County Government. Each of the 16 cities are identifying sales tax projects specific to their municipality. Please visit their respective websites for specific project information. New information is continually added to this website.
County Infrastructure Sales Tax Project List
The proposed infrastructure sale tax projects are for public infrastructure that Volusia County owns and has the responsibility to maintain. Sales tax revenue cannot be used on privately owned and maintained roads.
Maps of the Volusia County Proposed Half-Cent Project List
Type an address into the Interactive Map to learn more about proposed projects within 5 miles of that location. Static maps of each quadrant of the County can also be viewed below:
Northwest Volusia County Map - Deland, Pierson area edited 3/12/19
Dirt Road Reconstruction List
Want to learn more?
There are several ways to provide comments to the County Council members:
Public Information Meetings
The meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on these dates:
Monday, March 4, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand
Tuesday, March 5, in the Dennis R. McGee Room at the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach
Thursday, March 7, in the Deltona City Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd., Deltona
Monday, March 11, at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
News-Journal Town Hall Meetings
The Daytona Beach News-Journal will host six town hall meetings to acquaint residents with issues surrounding the proposed half-cent sales tax increase that would be used to fund road and water quality projects.