U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Date:       June 15, 2007
Contact:  Greg Albright (406) 896-5260
 
Montana to Receive $17,186,456 from Interior
Under Federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program 
 
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has announced that Montana will receive $17,186,456 under the Payment In Lieu of Taxes Act to compensate county governments whose jurisdictions contain tax-exempt federal lands.
 
"These important dollars help states offset the loss of tax revenues to counties that contain federal lands," the Secretary said.  "We recognize the impact of federal land management on local communities and this money will help pay for essential services such as firefighting, search-and-rescue operations and a host of other badly needed on-the-ground services."
 
The money distributed to Montanawill go to 55 counties eligible under the PILT program for tax revenue lost because of the federal land in their jurisdiction. The counties receiving the largest payments are Ravalli, Flathead, and Lewis and Clark.
A table showing Montana’s 2007 PILT payments by county follows:
 

MONTANA PILT 2007
Local Unit of Government
Total Paid
This FY
Anaconda-Deer Lodge
$287,865
Beaverhead
558,234
Big Horn
                 8,311
Blaine
339,023
Broadwater
368,070
Butte-Silver Bow
308,090
Carbon
511,442
Carter
119,270
Cascade
287,829
Chouteau
191,935
Custer
470,002
Dawson
12,830
Fallon
23,248
Fergus
667,059
Flathead
          1,354,704
Gallatin
961,356
Garfield
116,070
Glacier
572,449
Golden Valley
42,619
Granite
141,198
Hill
26,266
Jefferson
635,312
Judith Basin
176,650
Lake
167,102
Lewis and Clark
           1,396,645
Liberty
30,950
Local Unit of
Government
Total Paid
This FY
Lincoln
350,628
Madison
540,907
McCone
171,259
Meagher
124,380
Mineral
128,839
Missoula
694,021
Musselshell
109,569
Park
846,375
Petroleum
45,499
Phillips
276,227
Pondera
132,098
Powder River
119,312
Powell
420,207
Prairie
86,149
Ravalli
          1,469,669
Richland
10,905
Roosevelt
859
Rosebud
65,367
Sanders
183,489
Sheridan
357
Stillwater
256,460
Sweet Grass
331,860
Teton
380,129
Toole
35,361
Treasure
150
Valley
430,566
Wheatland
87,427
Wibaux
5,415
Yellowstone
108,443
TOTAL
$17,186,456

 
 
 


 
Last updated: 06-28-2012