Transportation Benefit District

The Battle Ground Transportation Benefit District (TBD) was established in 2014 as a means to provide adequate levels of funding for the purpose of ongoing transportation improvements that preserve and maintain streets within the city of Battle Ground.  

07-18-19 News Release: 2019 Projects Preserve City Roadways

TBD Logo - Maintaining Streets; Preserving InvestmentBD Logo (website)


Residents who live within Battle Ground city limits are assessed a $20 TBD (Transportation Benefit District) fee when renewing or purchasing vehicle tabs. 

The revenue created - approximately $280,000 annually - is used for the sole purpose of transportation improvements such as the maintenance, preservation and construction/reconstruction of roadways within the City of Battle Ground.                  

Department of Licensing 

View the WA State Department of Licensing Transportation Benefit District page for additional information on TBDs including a list of vehicles subject to the fee and a list of exempt vehicles.


Projects funded by the TBD are within the City's corporate limits and are identified as preservation and maintenance, in the City's Comprehensive Transportation Plan, or in the 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program.

2019 TBD-Funded Projects

  • Repairs to SW Scotton between 2nd and 5th Avenues (COMPLETED)
  • Crack Sealing - preparation for 2020 street preservation projects  (COMPLETED)
  • Chip Sealing (Notice to neighboring residents)  (COMPLETED)
    • NW Onsdorff (SR 503 to Parkway)
    • NE 249 Street (Parkway to Grace)
  • Micro-surfacing (Notice to neighboring residents/businesses)  (COMPLETED)
    • North Parkway (Main to Onsdorff)
    • East Rasmussen (Grace to Commerce)
  • Thermoplastic Street Markings - Crosswalks, Turn Arrows, Traffic Arrows, RR Crossing (COMPLETED)
    • Chip Sealed and Micro-surfaced roads
    • West Main (8th to S. Parkway)
    • SE Rasmussen (RR Crossing markings)  
  • Long Striping - lane lines, fog and bike lanes  (COMPLETED)
    • For chip sealed and micro-surfaced roads
    • West Main Street (8th to Parkway)
    • Thermoplastic striping will be used on West Main Street and North Parkway; other roadways will use painted long striping.

In addition, $11,850 of TBD funds are being leveraged as a match to receive a $200,000 grant. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant-funded project will extend sidewalk and drainage improvements along SW 3rd Street and SW 19th Avenue, allowing for safe pedestrian travel through the neighborhood.

Completed TBD-Funded Projects

Projects funded in 2018 included long striping (the repainting of roadway centerlines and fog lines) throughout the city; repainted street markings, such as crosswalks and turn arrows throughout the city; and crack and slurry sealing of roadways in all four quadrants of the city: See maps of the crack, slurry and chip sealing projects.  

Projects funded in 2017 included crack, slurry and chip sealing of streets in the northwest quadrant of the city, extensive pothole repair, and the mill and fill paving process on the north section of the South Parkway Improvement Project.  See maps of the crack, slurry and chip sealing projects.  

Projects funded in 2016 include the repainting of lane striping throughout the city and nearly 4 miles of street maintenance and preservation through a crack and slurry sealing process.  2016 Crack & Slurry Seal Map/Schedule

2015 Crack and Slurry Sealing Project

Public Works Crew Crack Sealing

Street Maintenance & Preservation Methods

Crack sealing... micro-surfacing... chip sealing... mill and fill... what does it all mean? Learn about the various maintenance and preservation methods we use to maintain and preserve city streets.