Your elected officials in St. Charles County Government strive to provide you with the facilities and basic critical services you deserve. Sixty percent of those services – police, corrections, sheriff, public health and many others – are funded through the County’s General Operations budget, which comes from our local sales tax.
Over the past year, I have made our citizens aware that our sales tax collections are eroding, due largely in part to e-commerce. The more people buy on line, the less tax the County – and County municipalities – receive. County Government has had to shift and re-shift our priorities and resources accordingly to balance our budget. Unlike other counties, we receive no property tax for general revenue.