PORTAGE COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW)– Portage County leaders are planning on implementing a wheel tax for drivers across the county. The wheel tax will be a $25 fee paid every year when residents register their vehicles, until 2024.
The Highway Commissioner, Nathan Check, said the county has been borrowing money for road maintenance. “We have looked at a number of different options, and currently borrowing just isn’t a sustainable option for us if it’s something we’re going to need on an every year basis.”
There are already 27 different municipalities and counties in Wisconsin with a wheel tax.
The County board will vote on the tax on Nov. 20.