Yankton County Wheel Tax

With county government cash-strapped for funding for road maintenance and repair, the Yankton County Commission is again exploring the possibility of increasing the wheel tax to raise needed dollars.

Commission Chair Cheri Loest says since the wheel tax impacts people who use the roads the most, she has heard from county residents who support such as increase.

Loest says while she has concerns about expanding the tax to include as many as twelve wheels on a vehicle, she supports raising the tax to five dollars per wheel from the current figure of four dollars.

Loest says South Dakota counties neighboring Yankton County all have wheel taxes set at five dollars per wheel to a maximum of twelve wheels.

In 2016, Yankton County voters rejected an attempt to raise the wheel tax by a margin of fifty three to forty seven percent.