Lodging Tax Increase

In November 2023, voters approved a 2% increase to the Town's lodging tax (from 1% to 3%). The additional 2% is estimated to generate approximately $1.2 million per year and will be directed toward community housing, childcare, and other community needs as determined by Council. On March 5, 2024, the ordinance implementing the voter-approved lodging tax increase passed the second reading by Town Council and became an official ordinance on March 10, 2024.


For Lodging Properties:

Reservations created on or after April 1, 2024, which arrive on or after July 1, 2024, are subject to the additional 2% lodging tax. Each lodging company should provide the Town with a spreadsheet of all reservations booked before April 1, 2024, which arrive after July 1, 2024. The spreadsheet should contain six fields:

  • Reservation Creation Date
  • Property Name
  • Property Physical Address
  • Arrival Date
  • Departure Date
  • Gross Taxable Revenue

This report needs to be emailed to the Town Finance Director, Craig Rutherford, at crutherford@wpgov.com by April 8, 2024.

If you have any questions about what information is needed, please contact Craig Rutherford at crutherford@wpgov.com or 970.726.8081 ext 204.