One Cent Optional Sales Tax Up for Renewal on November 6th Ballot
Every four years citizens have an opportunity to cast their vote on Sheridan County’s Optional One-Cent Sales Tax. One-Cent Optional Sales Tax pays for projects and services across Sheridan County, including Acme, Arvada, Big Horn, City of Sheridan, Clearmont, Dayton, Leiter, Parkman, Ranchester, Story, Ucross, Wolf and Wyarno.
On November 6, the Sheridan County Optional One-Cent Sales & Use Tax will be on the ballot. Sales tax is currently 6 percent in Sheridan County. If the One-Cent is renewed by voters, sales tax will not increase.
One-Cent Optional Sales Tax applies only to items that are subject to sales and use tax. It does not apply to rent, real estate purchases, gasoline or most grocery store food purchases. According to the Wyoming Office of Tourism, more than 12 percent of the Optional One-Cent funding is paid by out-of-county visitors and tourists.
Roads, infrastructure, public safety, parks and pathways, senior services, health and social services, economic development, arts, and air service are funded in part by the One-Cent. Optional One-Cent Sales Tax revenues are used as matching funds to obtain grants, allowing Sheridan County and surrounding municipalities the opportunity to complete infrastructure projects and community improvements.
The One-Cent Optional Sales Tax generates approximately $5.6 million in total revenue per year for the City of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Clearmont, Dayton and Ranchester. Voters will find more details online at sheridancounty1cent.com and in informational mailers that will arrive in homes soon.
Projected Annual Allocations:
City of Sheridan: $3,300,000
Sheridan County: $1,900,000
Sheridan County, the City of Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont work together to offer the One-Cent Optional Sales Tax ballot initiative to Sheridan County voters. It requires two-thirds of the municipalities and the county to establish resolutions that recommend adding this as a ballot initiative to an election. In 2018, all five local government bodies resolved in favor of the resolution, resulting in a ballot initiative for the November 6, 2018 general election.
The One-Cent Optional Sales Tax was most recently renewed November 4, 2014 and has been continuously renewed by Sheridan County voters since 1988. Absentee ballots are available now. Election Day is November 6, 2018. Learn more at SheridanCounty1cent.com or at the Sheridan County Election Office at 224 S. Main St., Rm. 226 , Sheridan, WY 82801.