Wheelage Tax

  1. What is Wheelage Tax?
  2. How much is it?
  3. Why is it needed?
  4. How much will it generate?
  5. What will it be used for?

Minnesota law (Minnesota Statute 163.051) allows counties to levy a tax on vehicles that are primarily kept in the county. This tax is referred to as a wheelage tax. It is added to the vehicle registration fee (license plate tabs), and is paid directly to the county to provide funding for transportation needs. The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the collection of the wheelage tax in Washington County, beginning in 2007.