Here is your resource for information on the proposed Vehicle Registration Fee


Issue statement: Current funding model is unsustainable for continued investment into highway infrastructure.

  • Transitioning a portion ($2.3 million) of highway funding to a source other than borrowing has a 10 year savings of $3,827,850 in interest not paid, and issuance cost.
    •  $2.3 million is based on $30 vehicle registration fee.
  • Combining a new revenue source (vehicle registration fee) with efficiency measures (history detailed below) will provide for ongoing maintenance of roads within a more sustainable model.

Program Efficiencies

FAQ - click "FAQ" to find answers to frequently asked questions

GVW Registration Fees

Informational PowerPoints


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Other Resources

2011 Paser Center-Line Miles: Comparison of road quality in 14 counties

Vehicle Registration Memo (June 2018): A cost comparison of the Vehicle Registration Fee and Debt Issuance

Focus Article, 2018 No.10: "Local governments turn to 'wheel taxes' as other revenues lag". This article dives into the "whys" of the vehicle registration fee, what it means for counties, and how it can add beneficial revenue.

2014 Eau Claire County Agriculture - Value and Economic Impact

Outlay Plan for Highway (2014): Final report from the 2014 Transportation Work Group and their recommendations for improving the roadways in Eau Claire County.

 Pictures of Roads in Eau Claire County: Pictures of road conditions and where the photo was taken.