Local Option Sales Tax passes in Dallas County communities, extended in Perry

Kiley Wellendorf - Staff

Citizens of Dallas County voted to keep Local Options Sales Tax in their respective communities according to the unofficial results from this year’s Dallas County Elections. L.O.S.T. is a 1 percent Local Sales and Service Tax to pay for necessities and services within the community.

The cities of Bouton, Dawson, Granger, Minburn, Perry, and Woodward all voted yes.

Perry currently has Local Options Sales Tax and it will expire in 2019. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Perry voted to continue with Local Options Sales Tax taking effect on January of 2020 without a sunset.

For the rest of the communities that passed it in Dallas County, the tax will take effect in July of 2017.

I’m just really excited,” said City Administrator, Sven Peterson. “It was definitely a good turn out for us and we’re excited for the vote of confidence in the future of Perry.”