Considering a Local Option Tax for the City

The City's portion of the St. Albans Community Pool could be funded with a local option tax.
The City's portion of the St. Albans Community Pool could be funded with a local option tax.

Update:  City voters adopted a local option tax on March 3, 2020.

Vermont communities can adopt a one percent tax on sales, rooms, meals, and alcohol sales.  The U.S. Supreme Court has recently determined that local sales taxes apply to internet purchases.  This creates a substantial opportunity to accomplish local policy objectives using sources other than the property tax.

The St. Albans City Council is considering the establishment of a local option tax.  An economist has been hired to determine the funds that could be raised for City project.  Community projects that could be funded with the local option tax are being determined.

Below please find presentations and documents on the local option tax and related projects that could be funded.  The City will add more information to this webpage as it becomes available.

Questions?  Contact:

Dominic Cloud
City Manager
(802) 524-1500 ext. *254
d.cloud@stalbansvt.com

Documents and Presentations:

Official website of the City of Saint Albans, Vermont | (802) 524-1500 |