The conventional capacitance-type liquid level sensor consists of an insulated solid metallic rod electrode immersed in the liquid contained in a metallic storage tank, or two such identical electrodes in a nonmetallic storage tank. Such metallic rods may suffer from the self-inductance effect which varies nonlinearly with the level. In this paper, we present a modified capacitance-type level sensor in which effect of self-inductance of the metallic rod has been eliminated. The theoretical equations describing the operation of the sensor are derived. The sensor is designed and tested experimentally and is found to follow the theoretical equations. The experimental results are also presented. A very good linearity of the sensor is observed. © 2013 IEEE.