Lodgers' Tax and Special Events Information

About Lodgers' Tax & Special Events

Lodgers' Tax refers to the tax property owners and managers are required to pay for renting out a room or property. This tax provides revenue to use in promoting tourist-related events and other activities including advertising for promotion of events that support tourist related facilities. The City of Roswell's Lodgers' Tax is 5%. 

Related City Ordinances

Apply for Lodgers' Tax Funding for a Special Event

The Lodgers' Tax application period is now open. Apply here for Lodgers' Tax Funding Request and review all required information for application submission. 

  • Applications are due noon May. 1, 2024, for events occurring between July 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024.
  • Applications are due noon Aug. 1, 2024, for events occurring between Jan. 1, 2025, and June 30, 2025.
  • Download Lodgers' Tax Funding Request HERE
    (Note: Your event may also require completion of a Special Event Permit form and/or a Street Closure form, available here.)

A special event permit which is different than a Lodgers Tax's Funding Request is also required if the Special Event is in the City of Roswell and will require use of city streets, property or any city service.  For any required street closures a Street Closure Form must be completed. Learn more under Special Event Permits.