The Mahoning County Commissioners are looking to pass a renewal for the 5-year .75% sales and use Criminal Justice Tax that will appear on the March 19th primary ballot. 

The county's Office of Management and Budget says that nothing is different about the levy from the last time it was passed. The percentage rate is the same, and the funds still go toward paying for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Office, 911 Dispatch and the Prosecutor’s Office.

The tax brings in just over $31 million, which accounts for about 81.2% of the criminal justice fund. 

The funds from this levy are essential to the operation budgets of these departments, the office says. Without the stable budget these funds contribute to, agencies like the Sheriff's Office would not be able to provide the proactive services they provide now.