Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

General Transportation Aids (GTA)

GTA News

The total statewide GTA funding increased 4% for CY2015 to $98.4 million for counties and $321.3 million for municipalities. The rate per mile increased to $2,202.

The following summarizes the 2015 GTA calculations:

  • Counties: Receive a minimum 90% and maximum 115% of their 2014 GTA, assuming all financial report forms were filed timely and accurately with the Department of Revenue.
  • Municipalities on Share of Cost (SOC): Receive a minimum 90% and maximum 115% of their 2014 GTA, assuming all financial report forms were filed timely and accurately with the Department of Revenue AND their 85% 3-year average cost cap isn’t exceeded.
  • Municipalities on Rate Per Mile (RPM): Receive a minimum 90% of their 2014 GTA (adjusted for any mileage changes), assuming all financial report forms were filed timely and accurately with the Department of Revenue AND their 85% 3-year average cost cap isn’t exceeded.


New this year: The Financial Report Form must be filed electronically (e-file) with the Department of Revenue. The deadlines are listed and they all have an automatic extension to May 15. Filing the Financial Report Form late may result in a reduction of GTA.

  • Municipalities with populations of 2,500 or less – March 31
  • Municipalities with populations over 2,500 – May 1
  • Counties with population over 2,500 – May 1


2015 GTA and CHA payment dates: January 5, 2015; April 6, 2015 (municipalities only); July 6, 2015; and October 5, 2015.

Important: The following document(s) are in Adobe PDF PDF format unless otherwise noted.

The General Transportation Aids (GTA) program enables local governments to receive state aid payments to offset the cost of county and municipal road construction, maintenance, and traffic operations. The funding sources of these aid payments are the fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees collected by the state. GTA is WisDOT’s second largest program.

In order to calculate and distribute aid payments, it is necessary to factor the amount that each local government spent on the roads and streets under its jurisdiction during each Calendar Year (CY). The amount each local government spent is taken directly from the Municipal Financial Report that each local government files annually with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Aid payment schedules:

  • Cities, Villages and Towns receive 4 payments annually:
    • the first Monday of January (25%), April (25%), July (25%), and October (25%)
  • Counties receive 3 payments annually:
    • the first Monday of January (25%), July (50%), and October (25%)

Aid payment options:

  1. Paper check
  2. ACH (automated clearinghouse to your local government account)
  3. ACH-INV (automated clearinghouse to your State Investment Pool account)


Please contact the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, (608) 261-5374 or lgs@revenue.wi.gov to select or modify the payment option that best suits the needs of your local government. To change banking information, the Department of Revenue requires that you submit a Request for Direct Deposit form signed by the necessary persons.

On this webpage, you will find recent payment totals, summary reports and informational pieces. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Mary Sanchez at (608) 266-0254 or mary.sanchez@dot.wi.gov

CVT List

The spreadsheet below provides a listing of the unique, five-digit CVT code for each town, village, city and county in Wisconsin.

Calendar Year 2015 Totals by Year and by Quarterly Payments

Calendar Year 2015 Detailed Calculation Sheets

Calendar Year 2015 – GTA Payment Reductions

The following report identifies the local governments that were not able to submit a complete and accurate annual Financial Report by the appropriate due date or filing extension deadline. Per s. 86.303(5)(e), Wis. Stats., the amount each local government receives for the year following a late submittal shall be reduced. The following report is a summary of the calculated reductions for CY 2015.

Previous Calendar Year Payments

The following documents list the final GTA payments for each town, village, city, and county from 2007-2014:

Six Year Cost History

Transportation Cost Data

GTA funds are distributed to all Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns based on a six-year spending average or a statutorily set rate-per-mile. Transportation cost data is annually provided to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in a Financial Report Form.

The Cost Reporting Manual defines the eligible expenses and revenues used to calculate GTA payments. A fact sheet is included at the end of the manual identifying formulas and calculations for administration of GTA.

GTA Calculation

The document below provides a general description of the calculation process along with defining the data inputs used in the calculation.

General Transportation Aids Brochure

The General Transportation Aids (GTA) brochure (584 KB) is available electronically, with limited quantities available in hard copy. The brochure discusses the importance of the program to local governments, how funds are distributed and describes the local role in transportation investments. To request a hardcopy color brochure, please contact your local governmental association or send an email to the GTA program manager.

GTA program manager: Mary Sanchez, mary.sanchez@dot.wi.gov, (608) 266-0254

Questions about the content of this page:
Mary Sanchez, mary.sanchez@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: April 17, 2015

All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages. Some pages contain links to other documents and media types (PDF, Word, Flash, Video, etc.) and require free plugins to work. Visit our software information page for assistance.