How Collier County Compares Within Florida

Counties without a sales surtax:

Currently, only Broward, Collier, Citrus, Lee, Martin, and Okaloosa Counties do

 not have a local sales surtax in Florida. 

Lee County leaders have placed a one-half-cent sales surtax on the November ballot for the Lee County Public School System.

How will  Collier County use the surtax revenue?

The money will be used to fund tangible capital projects. The Collier BCC approved a project list that spells out how the County’s portion of revenue, an estimated $420 million, 

would be allocated. The list sets aside:

  • $191 million for transportation projects, including improvements to sidewalks, bridges, and several key roadways; 
  • $139 million for facilities and other capital projects, including the Sheriff's Facilities,  Big Corkscrew Regional Park, and hurricane resiliency projects; and
  • $90 million for community priorities, including a career and technical training center, mental health and addiction treatment facility, and a workforce housing land trust fund.

Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City will split approximately $70 million over the 

course of the tax, which will be used for city-specific projects.