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Polk County OKs vehicle tax; commissioner says tax is 'user fee' for road repairs

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CROOKSTON -- Polk County commissioners authorized a new "wheelage" tax Tuesday that will cost residents $10 per vehicle owned.

The tax will take effect Jan. 1.


Funds raised with the new tax will be put toward the maintenance or repair of county highways. The county estimates the tax would raise $304,000 from the 30,400 vehicles that may be taxed.

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