Travis Johnson wrote:
We have them here in Maine, but it all depends on where you live. For instance in my town, where dairy farms rule, and two of the three "selectmen" who are elected to run the town at our annual meeting are farmers, my town chooses to overlook enforcing them. Here it would not be for chainsaws and hedge trimmers, but more for bigger farm tractors and sawmills and such.
The best place to look for the overall cost of living and all taxes combined, is actually retirement websites that show such things on a state by state basis. For instance other states have far higher property taxes than what I have in Maine based on per capita basis, BUT when you include ALL the additional taxes we pay, we have the highest overall taxes in the country. The retirement sites do those calculations for you.