Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Chester W. Stribling, Chairman, Lee District Supervisor

June 12, 2008

Staff Lead:


Catherine M. Heritage, Assistant County Administrator


                           County Administration


A Resolution to Initiate a Referendum During the November Presidential Election for the Imposition of a Food and Beverage Tax in Fauquier County

Topic Description:

Any county is authorized by Section 58.1-3833 of the Code of Virginia to levy a tax on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, not to exceed four percent (4%) of the amount charged for such food or beverage.  The Board of Supervisors wishes to initiate by resolution a referendum during the November presidential election for the imposition of a 4% food and beverage tax.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The Commissioner of the Revenue estimates potential revenue from a food and beverage tax to be approximately $2.2 million.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Commissioner of the Revenue
County Attorney


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