Marshall County Commissioners to Discuss LOHUT in Today’s Meeting

A local resident will be giving her opinion about a wheel tax to the Marshall County Commissioners when they meet this morning.

The Culver Town Council and the Plymouth Common Council have approved letters of support to the Marshall County Commissioners and the council for a proposed Local Option Highway User Tax (LOHUT). A LOHUT includes a vehicle excise tax and wheel tax that is payable at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles when vehicle registration is due. Those fees will be distributed to the county for use to construct, reconstruct, repair or maintain streets under county, city or town jurisdiction.

County government can choose to enact a flat amount for an excise tax between $7.50 to $25.00 per vehicle, which applies to passenger vehicles, motorcycles, trucks under 11,000 pounds and motor driven cycles, or mopeds. The wheel tax is a tax that applies to vehicles not subject to the excise tax that includes buses, RVs, semi-tractors, semi-trailers, tractors, trailers, and trucks 11,000 or more. The wheel tax is assessed per vehicle, not per wheel. Wheel tax rates can range between $5.00 and $40.00.

During a joint session between the commissioners and council on April 22, Commission President Kevin Overmyer indicated that the commissioners could make a recommendation to the council when they meet at 8:30 a.m. ET today in the second-floor meeting room in the Marshall County Building in Plymouth.

In addition to this discussion, Bart Trester from USI Consultants will have an update on the 7th Road project while a representative from SRI Services will present a master agreement for a tax sale.