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File #: 17-408    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/14/2017 Final action: 6/14/2017
Title: Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Attach.A Proposed Ordinance
AGENDA DATE: 6/14/2017

Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing to consider a proposed ordinance regarding transient occupancy tax

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Walker, Letteri, Kamptner, Herrick, Burrell, Lamb

PRESENTER (S): Betty Burrell


REVIEWED BY: Douglas C. Walker

BACKGROUND: At its March 8, 2017 meeting, the Board expressed its desire to render all residential transient lodging a taxable activity in Albemarle County, and directed staff to accelerate the process of identifying and implementing any necessary changes to the County's tax code and Zoning Ordinance.

County Code ?15-900 et seq. provides regulations related to transient occupancy taxation. These regulations provide that the County can only require that a lodging provider collect transient occupancy tax on rental of rooms in a hotel, motel, boarding house, or travel campground for fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days of continuous occupancy. These regulations do not include other types of lodging such as bed and breakfasts or guestrooms.

In order to impose the transient occupancy taxes on residential transient lodging, staff recommended to the Board at its May 3, 2017 meeting that it consider amending County Code ?15-900 et seq. to include all applicable types of lodging. The Board set the proposed ordinance amendment for a public hearing.

If the Board adopts the attached proposed ordinance (Attachment A), the Finance Department will proactively work to bring all purveyors of residential transient lodging into compliance with the amended tax requirements.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Economic Prosperity: Foster an environment that stimulates diversified job creation, capital investments, and tax revenues that support community goals

DISCUSSION: Staff's attached proposals would revise two sections of Chapter 15 (Taxation) of the County Code:

* Sec. 15-900 -Definition - To add "other facili...

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