About Us

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Pennies for Progress is the name of the York County Capital Projects Sales and Use Tax Programs. The Pennies for Progress Programs were initiated by York County to provide residents with a safer and more efficient roadway system. The projects were chosen by a Sales Tax Commission that represent the residents of York County, and then were approved by York County voters. York County was the first county in South Carolina to pass this type of sales tax to improve the road system.

Program Facts


  • Ensure safer roads
  • 99 cents of every Capital Projects Sales Tax dollar collected is used to improve roads in York County.
  • The tax is guaranteed to expire in 7 years or less
  • Non-residents who use York County roads will help pay for the improvements
  • This is the principle source of road improvement dollars for years to come
  • The projects chosen will affect needs in every part of the county
  •  Residents know exactly how the road tax money is being spent
  • A penny for roads is a penny for roads only
  • Ensures faster response times by police, fire, and medical personnel