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
- Ordinance 1143 Occupancy Tax Rate
- Ordinance 1172 Increase Occupancy Tax Rate
- Ordinance 13-09 Imposing Convention Center Fee
- Ordinance 20-05 Amending Chapter 23 of the Roswell City Code relating to Lodgers Tax
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 Aug. 1, 2023, for events occurring between Jan. 1, 2024, and June 30, 2024.
- 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.
Lodgers' Tax Policy
View the City of Roswell Lodgers' Tax policy.Link to page
Lodgers' Tax Funding Request
Learn all of the relevant information and processes pertaining to requesting Lodgers' Tax for hosting special events.Link to page
Post-Event Lodgers' Tax Reimbursement
Learn about the post-event Lodgers' Tax reimbursement steps that event organizers must follow.Link to page
Occupancy Tax Board
The Occupancy Tax Board is five-member advisory board, learn more about their role and processes.Link to page
Reporting Lodgers' Tax and Bed Fees
Learn about the process and access the proper forms to report Lodgers' Tax and Convention Center Bed Fees.Link to page
Lodgers' Tax Reports
View past and current Lodgers' Tax reports.Link to page
Special Events Policy
View the City of Roswell Special Events Policy.Link to page
Special Event Permits and Street Closures
Learn about the application process for special event permits, streets closures and information on available equipment rentals.Link to page