Wheel Tax

General Information

  • Effective March 1, 2019 a Wheel Tax is applied to the annual vehicle registration fee for each vehicle you own that is registered in the City of Manitowoc
    • The fee is $20 per vehicle per year
    • Only applies to vehicles registered in the City of Manitowoc
    • Example: The annual registration fee in Wisconsin for a regular automobile is $85.00 - for vehicles registered in the City of Manitowoc, it is now $105.00 annually
  • The Wheel Tax eliminated special assessments on road repairs, reconstruction, or resurfacing performed after January 1, 2019
  • The Wisconsin Department of Transportation collects the Wheel Tax fee and keeps an administrative fee of $0.17 per vehicle; the remaining $19.83 will be returned to the City of Manitowoc
  • All revenue collected shall be placed in a segregated fund for the purposes of repair, reconstruction, and resurfacing of roads 
    • The Common Council reviews this fund on an annual basis to ensure all expenditures fall within the guidelines established


Click here to view the Wheel Tax Ordinance (MMC 23.200)

More Information

Click here to visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation web page regarding Wheel Tax