Original tax of 7.10%
The City of Festus originally passed on April 24, 1991, under Ordinance Number 2174, an emergency telephone service and financing such service at 7.10% of the basic telephone bills; and establishing an effective date. Whereas, R.SMo 190.300-190.320 authorizes the City of Festus, Missouri, to enter into a contract with the provider of emergency telephone service and to impose an emergency telephone tax in an amount not to exceed 10% of the tariffed local service rate as defined in section 190.300, in those portions of the City of Festus where such an emergency telephone service is contracted.
Increase in tax rate to 10%
On June 27, 2007, the City of Festus passed Ordinance Number 3725 (PDF) establishing the emergency telephone 911 tax rate from 7.10% to 10% of the basic telephone service bill, which collection of said tax shall commenced on October 1, 2007.