JOANN KALENAK, DCCR SENIOR BLOGGER — Delta County government enjoys substantial taxpayer revenue from three major sources: Commercial and residential property tax collection, and regular sales tax collection. Since 2017, these combined sources of income have increased 22% growing from a total of $16.8 million to $21.6 million in 2020.
Regular sales tax collection has seen the biggest jump, increasing by 28% between 2017 and 2020 — a dramatic 20% change occurred from 2019 to 2020. While voters approved even higher tax collection in a 2020 ballot initiative, dubbed Back the Badge, this revenue is booked to 2021 and, it’s important to note, that that fund has already collected almost $2 million in revenue and is not included in this graph.
Residential property tax collection grew 22% during the same 2017-2020 period with its biggest jump occurring in 2019. For more information on all assessment data visit the Delta County Assessor’s summary data page.