Hotel Occupancy Taxes

Hotel Occupancy Taxes

The City of Dripping Springs has a 7 percent Hotel Occupancy Tax Rate for Hotels, Motels, Short-Term Rentals (STRs) and Bed & Breakfasts located in the City Limits and the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. This tax has been in effect since October 1, 2003.  

Establishments must complete the Report of Hotel Occupancy Tax form, file it with the city and remit the tax to the city on a quarterly basis. The form and taxes are due twenty days after the end of each quarter (Example - 1st Quarter (Jan 1 - Mar 31) is due Apr 20). A quarterly report must be filed even if no tax is due for the reporting period.

Revenue derived from the local hotel occupancy tax is spent solely for the direct enhancement and promotion of tourism and the convention and hotel industry.



Code of Ordinances City of Dripping Springs, Texas – Hotel Occupancy Tax

Quarterly Report of Hotel Occupancy Tax Form

Texas HOT Exemption Information - Information on exemptions and Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificates

Texas HOT Exemption Certificate

City of Dripping Springs Interactive Map – check this map to see if your property is located within the City Limits or Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association Partner Benefits - The city pays for the partnership fees with local hotel occupancy taxes revenues for local lodging in the city’s jurisdiction that complies with the city’s Local Hotel Occupancy Tax Ordinance.

HOT Grant Funding Guidelines and Application – City of Dripping Springs Local Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Funding Program 2022


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