Milwaukee County Board approves $30 wheel tax

Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2017-04-04 15:37:06-04

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors officially signed off on  a new $30 vehicle registration fee in their budget approval meeting Monday.

The ordinance passed 10-7.

County Executive Chris Abele had originally proposed a $60 fee. That idea was shot down by the finance board and replaced with a $30 compromise.

The vehicle registration fee, commonly referred to as a "wheel tax," will apply to anyone who is registering a new vehicle in Milwaukee County. It's estimated to bring in $13.5 million in revenue next year.

On April 4, voters in Milwaukee County will be asked if they would be willing to pay a $60 wheel tax to renew their vehicle registration.

The vote is just an advisory and would raise the current wheel tax an additional $30.