Municipal Liquid Fuels Program

The Municipal Liquid Fuels Program funds a range of projects to support municipalities’ construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of public roads or streets. Funds are only available to municipalities who submit annual reports (MS 965 Actual Use Report) and make its deposits and payments or expenditures in compliance with the Act (Section 2.6 Appropriate Use of Funds).

Failure to do so may result in not receiving allocations from the Department of Transportation until all discrepancies are resolved.

In addition, the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Survey of Financial Condition form must be submitted by March 15th.

The amount of a municipality's allocation is based on its population and miles of roads on their approved Liquid Fuels Inventory. To be placed on the system a road must have minimum of 33' right-of-way in a township and 16' in a borough. The "cartway" (drivable surface) must be a minimum width of 16', and the road must be a minimum of 250' in length. If the road is a dead end, it must have cul de sac (turnaround) at the end with a minimum 40' radius.

To continue to receive Liquid Fuels funds, a road must be maintained in such a condition that it can be driven safely at 15 mph.


dotGrants Online Filing Program Resources
dotGrants website
dotGrants Liquid Fuels Reference Manual (pdf)

Resources for Liquid Fuels Administrators (Secretary, Treasurer, etc.)

Municipal Resolution form (pdf)
Electronic Access Licensing Agreement (pdf)
Policies & Procedures for the Administration of the Liquid Fuels Tax Act 655 (Publication 9)
Electronic Filing of Municipal Statistics Forms (link to DCED website)
Central Vendor Management Unit (link to CVMU website)

Additional Resources for Liquid Fuels Administrators

MLF Statewide Allocation Report - 2014 (pdf)
MLF Statewide Allocation Report - 2013 (pdf)
MLF Statewide Allocation Report - 2012 (pdf)
MLF Statewide Allocation Report - 2011 (pdf)
MLF Statewide Allocation Report - 2010 (pdf)
Turnback Allocation Report - 2014 (pdf)
Turnback Allocation Report - 2013 (pdf)
Turnback Allocation Report - 2012 (pdf)
Turnback Allocation Report - 2011 (pdf)
Turnback Allocation Report - 2010 (pdf)
Financial Consultant map
DCED - Purchasing Handbook (pdf)