What will the County spend the sales tax renewal funds on?
Sheriff West Command Center
Public Safety Facility Upgrades
Emergency Communication System - Radio Towers & Equipment
Improve Roads & Bridges
Pedestrian Safety Improvements & Trails
Parks & Recreation Infrastructure
Acquire Park Property
Development of New Parks
Improvements to Existing Parks
Water Quality Improvements
Lake & Waterway Restorations
- This referendum does not raise taxes. The original levy was approved in September 1990 and renewed in 2005. The current levy sunsets August 31, 2025.
- Revenue from Osceola County’s portion of the one-percent sales tax is used to invest in local infrastructure improvements, such as Transportation improvements, Public Safety, Stormwater and Parks & Recreation
- Almost 50% of the sales tax is paid by non-residents
- Every dollar generated by the sales tax is spent in Osceola County.
- To generate same income, property taxes would have to increase by 26%
A few examples of the largest investments made using the sales tax:
- Sheriff Vehicle Replacement - $33.4m (Actuals and Programmed)
- Neptune Road Widening - $24.5m
- Partin Settlement Gov. Complex - $21.4m
- 800 MHz System Upgrade (Phase 1 & 2) - $19.1m
- Sheriff's Facility - $13m plus $6m
- Poinciana Blvd. (Phase 1) - $11.5m
- Fire/EMS Equipment - $11.1m
- Agricultural Center Complex - Ext. Services & KVLS - $10.4m (Combined)
- Kissimmee Park Rd. - $10.4m
- Sheriff Training Facility - $9.4m
- Narcoossee Rd. - $7m
- Complete Street Projects - $21.2m reserved of that $10m for Simpson Rd.
What has the infrastructure sales surtax done for the County?