Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sheboygan Common Council ponders an annual $20 wheel tax

Photo credit:  City of Sheboygan

As quoted in Sheboygan wheel tax gets icy reception.  (Sheboygan Press, 8/24/2015)

Perhaps Donohue's message was intended for these attendees.
A few residents held signs outside of City Hall slamming the tax, while at least two women wearing Americans for Prosperity gear sat in the back during the vote. Americans for Prosperity is a national conservative advocacy group that has become more involved in local disputes in recent years.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation:  Municipal or county vehicle registration fee (wheel tax)

WisDOT currently collects a wheel tax for the following: 
  • Appleton (city; $20 beginning February 2015) 
  • Arena (township; $20 beginning April 2015) 
  • Beloit (city; ​​$20 beginning February 2015) 
  • Gillett (city: $20 beginning July 2015) 
  • Janesville (city; $10)​ 
  • Kaukauna (city: $10 beginning August 2015) 
  • Milwaukee (city; $20) ​
  • Chippewa County ($10 beginning January 2015) 
  • Iowa County ($20 beginning February 2015) 
  • St. Croix County ($10) ​

Related wheel tax posts:
Janesville becomes 5th community to impose a wheel tax.  (12/1/2011)
Three Dane County supervisors propose wheel tax.  (11/9/2011;  it didn't fly.)
Hudson lawmaker puts his finger on Janesville's pulse.  (10/20/2011)
Mayville retains its wheel tax.  (10/13/2011)
Wheel tax proposed in Janesville.  (10/12/2011)

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