El Dorado Sales Tax Program

The City of El Dorado has voted in favor of a one-cent sales tax since 1989. The current sales tax began October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2024. The City is currently in the process of looking at options to renew this sales tax, along with alternatives for how it is structured.

The video series below talks about the structure of the sales tax, the process for renewing and more.

  1. Timeline to Renew Sales Tax
  2. Sales Tax Information
  3. Sales Tax Committee
  • February 7, 2023 - Sales Tax Survey Begins
  • February 20, 2023 - Commission appoints Sales Tax Committee
  • February - June - Committee Meets
  • June 19, 2023 - Committee recommendation to City Commission
  • July 17, 2023 - Commission votes on ballot question (this is the deadline to be on the November ballot but a decision could be made sooner)
  • November 7, 2023 - General election with sales tax question on ballot
  1. Current Sales Tax Structure
  2. Excess Sales Tax Process

Currently, City Ordinance G-1281 states:

  • $1,650,000 is allocated to property tax reduction, the equivalent of approximately 17.5 mills 
  • $600,000 is allocated to street rehabilitation, including $500,000 for the city's annual mill and overlay program and $100,000 for minor street maintenance such as crack sealing and pothole patching
  • $100,000 is allocated to economic development for various projects and initiatives
  • Funds in excess of $2.35 million are allocated to the Excess Sales Tax program for capital projects approved by the City Commission