Occupancy Tax

FY 2021-2022 Annual Budget


In November 1978, White Settlement adopted ordinance 655 creating the hotel occupancy tax. It was amended in March 1985 by Ordinance 808-85. All hotels/motels within the City of White Settlement are required to remit quarterly to the City a 7% hotel occupancy tax. Projects from this fund are approved by the City Council on an annual basis. Eight hotels are currently in operation within the City of White Settlement.

Under State Hotel Occupancy Tax Statues, use of hotel/motel tax receipts are limited to enhancing and promoting tourism, conventions and the hotel industry, establishing or improving convention centers, convention center operations, tourism related advertising and promotions, arts enhancement, and historical restoration and preservation program. The City of White Settlement has primarily used occupancy tax receipts for advertising, fine arts, signage for tourism and convention center operations, visitor center, museum, and sports field improvements.

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