2019 PILT Fly-In

Sep. 10, 2019 – Sep. 12, 2019
Contact Jonathan Shuffield (512) 965-7268

NACo is hosting the Annual Payments In-Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Fly-In, September 10 to 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. This is your opportunity to meet with elected and appointed federal officials to advocate on behalf of county payment programs, such as PILT and Secure Rural Schools (SRS). NACo staff help to arrange meetings with key bipartisan leaders and committee members in both houses of Congress and the administration to spread the message of these important programs for county governments.

Capitol Hill Briefing

Wednesday, September 11 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
As part of the 2019 PILT Fly-In, NACo is hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill to share the importance of the PILT program with Members of Congress and their staffs.

View on Watch Page


PILT Advocacy Toolkit


LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION: The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program

VIDEO: "Federal Public Lands Matter To Counties"


Payments in Lieu of Taxes Action Center


Individual County PILT Profiles

Individual County SRS Profiles



Sample Tweets

1,900 #counties in 49 states & receive PILT funding, 28% land owned by Feds; not taxable by locals!

Would you miss law enforcement, road & bridge maintenance, search & rescue, waste disposal? Fund PILT!

The 640m acres of Fed-owned land covering 62% of US #counties is non-taxable: #PILT is key for local service delivery

#Counties rely on #PILT to make up for lost revenue on non-taxable Fed-owned lands and maintain services to community

#PILT supports critical services #counties provide to +500m annual public lands visitors, urge full mandatory funding

Congress needs to pass full mandatory #PILT funding for FY 2020 & beyond; supports many critical #county services

Without #PILT, many #counties w/Fed-owned land can’t provide critical services like education, firefighting, health care 


If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Shuffield at

WHEN: September 10 – 12, 2019.

WHERE: Washington, DC. Meetings will be conducted at the NACo offices, located at 660 N Capitol St., NW, Suite 400, various offices on Capitol Hill and federal agency offices.

HOTEL: PILT Fly-In participants funded by the Public Lands Trust Fund will have reservations at the Washington Court Hotel. County officials who are self-funded are free to stay at the hotel of their choice.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: We ask that all participants make their own travel arrangements. In order to ensure your full participation in the advocacy efforts, please plan on arriving in Washington, DC no later than the evening of September 10, 2019 and departing no earlier than September 12, 2019 after 12:00 p.m.

Washington, D.C.

September 10-12, 2019

NACo Offices
660 N Capitol St., NW, Suite 400


  • Associate Legislative Director – Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region  
    (512) 965-7268