On April 5, 2011, Cape Girardeau voters approved the renewal of one of two ¼-cent capital improvement sales taxes (CIST) thru Dec. 2037 to replace the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Find more information on that facility at cityofcape.org/wastewater.

On Aug. 6, 2019, voters renewed the other ¼-cent CIST for 15 years for infrastructure improvement and maintenance as described below. 

The total City sales tax rate is 2.75%. Most taxes sunset and are subject to voter renewal. Read more about how they fund public safety, parks and streets at cityofcape.org/taxes.

About Capital Improvement Sales Taxes (CIST)

Ballot Language In the 1990s, voters approved the first two ¼-cent "Capital Improvement Sales Taxes" (CIST). They provided the following improvements:
  • Water treatment plant renovation and system improvements.
  • Transitioning Cape from Mississippi River water to well water.
  • New Wastewater Treatment Plant on flood-free higher ground.
  • Eliminated combined sewer and stormwater pipes
  • Various other sewer improvements.

More About Each Proposed Project

Learn more about these public assets and locations

summary CIST