Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry F. Atherton, Vice-Chairman, Marshall District Supervisor

November 9, 2006

Staff Lead:


Elizabeth Ledgerton, Treasurer

Ross W. D'Urso, Commissioner of the Revenue


Commissioner of the Revenue


A Resolution Directing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider Elimination of the County Decal, Change the Decal Fee to a Vehicle Registration Fee and Establish an Alternative Personal Property Filing Process as Permitted by State Law


Topic Description:

Recommend eliminating the decal and replacing with an annual $20.00 vehicle registration fee.  The change would be effective in Calendar Year 2007.  The Treasurer would bill the registration fee on the personal property tax bill due October 5, 2007.

Eliminating the decal requirement from the annual Spring mailing provides an opportunity to establish an alternative method of filing returns for motor vehicles and trailers as permitted by state law whereby taxpayer would only be required to file a return if there was a change in situs or status of motor vehicles and trailers on their account.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impacts Analysis:  This is the anticipated Fiscal Year 2007 impact:

Decal Budget


Anticipated Decal Sales


Other than Feb-March


Potential Budget Shortfall




Funding Sources


Unbudgeted one time Land Use Reval Fees


Immediate operating savings


Unencumbered Fund Balance Reserve





It is anticipated that under the new structure, collections will improve both by the manner in which the fee is charged and the ability to collect through expanded use of the DMV Hold program.  These methods could yield as much as $100,000 in additional tax collections in FY 08.


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

Commissioner of the Revenue


County Attorney

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