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Pinedale Online > News > July 2007 > WY counties get fed PILT money
WY counties get Fed PILT money
Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Sublette County to get $487,682
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi news release
July 6, 2007

Wyoming counties with federal land in their boundaries are receiving their share of over $15.3 million given to the state by the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program this year, according to a news release by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo).

The PILT program compensates counties containing federal land for lost tax revenues that would otherwise be collectable. Nationally, the program totals $232 million this year.

"The PILT program is an essential component of the partnership between the government and the local communities to protect and manage this country’s public lands," Enzi said. "Many Wyoming counties rely on these funds to be good stewards of the land."

Every county in Wyoming has federal land and will be getting part of the $15.3 million based on population, receipt sharing payments, and the amount of federal land within an affected county. The money will help pay for essential services, such as firefighting and other emergency response teams, and school and road improvements.

In 2005, Wyoming counties received a total of $14,810,769 of the $226,410,287 distributed through the PILT program. This year Wyoming can look forward to $15,362,732, a 4 percent increase from 2005. The Department of Interior has distributed more than $4 billion dollars in PILT payments since the program began in 1977.

List of counties and amount received:
Albany County: $867,284
Big Horn County $666,305
Campbell County $390,213
Carbon County $684,030
Converse County $389,426
Crook County $183,669
Fremont County $1,570,615
Goshen County $39,431
Hot Springs County $435,258
Johnson County $577,943
Laramie County $13,719
Lincoln County $815,710
Natrona County Treasurer $1,934,660
Niobrara County $179,674
Park County $1,200,021
Platte County $153,284
Sheridan County $573,211
Sublette County $487,682
Sweetwater County $1,691,978
Teton County $861,208
Uinta County $809,762
Washakie County $627,576
Weston County $210,072

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