Penny for Pasco

The Penny for Pasco revenues are used to enhance the quality of life for our customers through the completion of capital projects and purchases by Pasco County, Pasco County Schools and the six municipalities within the county. The Penny for Pasco is a two time voter-approved Local Government Infrastructure Surtax.  This tax, at a rate of one cent per each dollar per sale (sale amount up to $5,000), provides designated funds for economic development, public safety vehicles and equipment, conservation of land and natural resources, transportation infrastructure improvements, and enhancements for educational facilities.

Pasco County voters passed the first Penny for Pasco Local Government Infrastructure Surtax March 9, 2004.  It was in effect from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2014, and collected over $320,000,000.  In 2012, voters signaled their approval for the continuation of the Penny for Pasco Surtax for another ten years.  Seventy percent of Pasco County voters supported the renewal!  Between January 2015 and December 2024 proceeds are estimated to be greater than $700,000,000.

The Penny for Pasco will return to the ballot November 2022 for renewal through 2039.

Please explore this page and the links to different projects and reports to see how the Penny for Pasco is Serving Our Community to Create a Better Future.

Penny For Pasco


  1. Proceeds
  2. Pasco Penny Updates

Proceeds

The Penny for Pasco proceeds are distributed as follows:FundingSplit

We have lots of great work to do!

Click the image below to view the Board of County Commissioners approved 2015 Penny for Pasco Project List (Established July 10, 2012) (PDF)

2025 Penny Revenue Distribution

The Penny funding will provide business incentives for qualified industries that create high paying jobs in the County, fund public safety with the purchase of law enforcement, fire and rescue vehicles equipped with laptop computers; construct transportation projects that include intersection improvements, sidewalks and pedestrian safety projects, new bicycle/pedestrian trails, and several public transportation projects; retrofit and equip our schools built before 1975 with new technology and provide repairs to aging schools; and, protect our water resources through the purchase of environmental lands.


Contact Us | Office of Economic Growth
8731 Citizens Dr. Suite 350 | New Port Richey, FL 34654
David Engel Economic Growth Director | dengel@mypasco.net | 727-815-7092 x8274
Steve Smith Business Analyst | stsmith@mypasco.net | 727-815-7092 x8829

Rich Jenkins | Program Manager | rjenkins@mypasco.net | 727-815-7092 x2350
Rebecca Singh | Program Coordinator | rsingh@mypasco.net | 727-815-7092 x7848