No. Only the state and counties can levy sales and gas taxes in Florida. The state collects these revenues into a pool, from where they are distributed to local governments at both the county and municipal levels.
Local governments, including municipalities, are entitled to a share of these revenues under state law. The Department of Revenue calculates this share based on lane-miles of road (for state gas tax distribution), and the population (for county and state sales tax distribution). Some remaining revenue sources are transferred to the municipality via interlocal agreements. Phase one of Perdido’s feasibility study asked the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) to calculate Perdido’s expected revenue share from these funds. As the proposal passes the local delegation, the latest numbers will be requested from DOR to update projections.
State-shared revenue becomes a significant source of income for the proposed town of Perdido and returns a large portion of existing taxpayer dollars to the Perdido community.