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WHAT IS A LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX OR LOCAL OPTION FUEL TAX?

The Local Option Gas Tax (LOGT), also known as the Local Option Fuel Tax, is authorized through Sections 206.87(1)(b), 206.87(1)(c), 336.021, and 336.025, Florida Statutes. This allows county governments to levy up to 12 cents of local option gas tax per gallon. Thirty-one (31) Florida counties, including Nassau and Clay, already exercise the option to charge the full amount ($0.12). The Florida Department of Revenue administers, collects, and enforces local option gas taxes.

WHY A GAS TAX?

A Gas Tax shares the burden among ALL of those who use our roadways. This includes the estimated 96,000 out-of-county commuters who drive through Duval County every day and purchase gas throughout the Jacksonville area or off one of our 45 highway exits.


Unlike a property tax increase, Gas Tax dollars are mandated to be used for transportation investments and no other purpose. This creates continuity from administration to administration, and council to council, to ensure that these funds won’t be redirected somewhere else a few years from now.


Finally, by leveraging the gas tax like many other major Florida counties currently do, we can make significant progress on improvements to transportation and infrastructure needs throughout the community.

Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla

Collins Rd Construction 2019SEPT 036
Collins Rd Construction 2019SEPT 068