Half-Cent Local Infrastructure Sales Tax

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Mail Ballot Information Sheet

May 21, 2019 - Special Election
On May 21, 2019, a countywide referendum special election, by mail ballot, will be conducted by the Supervisor of Elections to allow Volusia County voters 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. Supervisor of Elections: Understand the nuts and bolts of a mail-only election.

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(SAMPLE BALLOT)
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?

ballot circle FOR the half-cent sales tax
ballot circle AGAINST the half-cent sales tax

 

April 16, 2019

County Council provided direction to prepare a half-cent sales tax capital improvement plan (CIP) based on funding all the proposed water quality infrastructure projects and the top five transportation infrastructure projects for each geographic quadrant as presented at the April 16 County Council meeting, Council Agenda Item 11, scenario 2. The half-cent sales tax CIP will be reviewed annually by the County Council, allowing new projects to be added as current projects are completed, to revise timelines and cost estimates, and to give an overall status of the program.
 

March 15, 2019 - OPPAGA Audit

Sales Tax Performance Audit 

Volusia County was audited by Florida’s Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA).  This audit is part of the states new transparency requirements for proposed sales tax increases.

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

cars on roadThe 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.

Interactive map

Type an address into the interactive map to learn more about proposed projects within three miles of that location.

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.

Volusia County Proposed Half-Cent Project Overview List


Maps of the Volusia County Proposed Half-Cent Project List

 Static maps of each quadrant of the county can be viewed below:

Dirt Road Reconstruction List

Want to learn more?

Comments

There are several ways to provide comments to the County Council members:

  • Fill out the online comment form

  • Send an email to salestaxinfo@volusia.org.
    Please be aware that emails to this address will become public record and cannot be considered anonymous or private. 

  • Attend an information meeting.

Public Information Meetings

The meetings were held 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 hosted 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.