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.
- April 19, 2022 SMARTstart Incubator Member Moves into Their Own Space
- March 31, 2022 Elected Leaders Begin Talking About Penny for Pasco Renewal
- January 25, 2022 Amazon Announces a Second Site for Pasco, Featuring Robotic Sorting
- January 10,2022 One Penny For Pasco Speculative Building Projects is Now Full (PDF)
- January 25 ,2021 Moffitt Cancer Center Announces First Phase of 775-Acre Campus Project in Pasco County
- December 08,2020 Santander Consumer USA to bring 875 Jobs to Pasco County