Media Release

Wild Spaces & Public Places Sales Surtax Expires

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Manager Randall H. Reid reminds citizens that the Wild Spaces & Public Places voter approved .5 cent sales tax has expired. The sales tax in Alachua County has gone down from 6.75 cents to 6.25 cents. This change went into effect on January 1, 2011.

Wild Spaces & Public Places was a two year sales surtax approved by voters in 2008.  The tax revenues are used for land conservation and park improvements.

To view the most recent Wild Spaces and Public Places Progress Report, click here.

For more information, click here or contact Alachua County Land Conservation at 352-264-6800 or



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