Lodgers' Tax/Special Events

IMPORTANT DEADLINE:  The next round of Lodgers Tax Funding applications are due by Tuesday, April 7,2020 by Noon.  If you choose to apply for Lodgers Tax Funding for any events to be held July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, you will need to submit your application by 4/7/2020 by noon.

You must submit a "Special Event Application Lodgers" form application along with a "Special Event Application" form; links to both are below.  The documents are fillable PDFs which can be typed directly into the form. All applications must be typewritten; handwritten forms will not be accepted. 

When the forms are completed, email your submission to s.mervine@roswell-nm.gov

The next deadline for applications is April 7, 2020 for events occurring July 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. 

The purpose of the Lodgers Tax Event Use policy is to provide a fair, equitable, and uniform funding process to organizations in the City of Roswell and to provide procedures to apply for and receive funding towards groups, events, services, and programs that benefit the Roswell community.

Lodgers Tax funding is available to assist with the cost of advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourist related events. Lodgers Tax funding is not available to fund, establish, or host an event or to pay for operational or administrative costs, including entertainment.

Please refer to our Lodgers Tax policy for Application Process, Eligible Expenses, Applicant Requirements, and Reimbursement Process.

Occupancy Tax Board
Jim Fielding, Chair
Kerry Moore, Vice Chair
Roxanne Slayton
Susan Noel
Joe Desjardins

Any questions that you may have regarding the Lodgers Tax policy please contact Juanita Jennings, Public Affairs Director at jn.jennings@roswell-nm.gov

2020 Occupancy Tax Board Meetings

January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
April 21, 2020 (April 7 Lodgers Tax applications will be considered)
May 19, 2020
June 16, 2020
July 21, 2020
August 18, 2020 (August 9 Lodgers Tax applications will be considered)
September 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 15, 2020

Note:  Change in date/time and/or cancellation may be caused by weather, lack of members present (quorum) or no business for scheduled meeting.  November and December dates are subject to change because of holidays.

Special Events/Lodgers Tax Applications

Post-Event Lodgers Tax Reimbursement Forms

Special Event Funding Reimbursement Form

Event/Financial Report, Financial Statement, Summary Report.

Lodgers' Tax Logo:

   Paid in part logo-under

Logo to be used on promotional materials for events funded by City of Roswell Lodgers' Tax. Statement that is required on all marketing is "Paid in part by the City of Roswell Lodgers' Tax."