Occupancy Tax Board

Board Information 

The Occupancy Tax Board is a five-member advisory board that consists of: two members who are owners or operators of lodgings subject to the occupancy tax within the municipality, two members who are owners or operators of industries located within the municipality that primarily provide services or products to tourists and one member who is a resident of the municipality and represents the general public.

Occupancy Tax Board
Kerry Moore, Chair
Bonnie Bitzer
Justin Jones
Tourism Spot Vacant
Lodging Spot Vacant

Lodgers' Tax 

The purpose of the Lodgers’ Tax Event Use policy is to provide a fair, equitable, and uniform funding process to organizations and to provide procedures to apply for and receive funding towards groups, events, services, and programs that promote Roswell to bring in visitors from out-side of the Roswell Community with the goal of increased booking for hotel stays. 

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. Approval and award of funds must be granted by City Council before any expenditures are incurred. An award letter must be supplied before any of the 3 P's -- Placement, Production and Purchase -- take place.

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

The specific use of Lodgers’ Tax funding is meant to attract out of town visitors.  The Occupancy Tax Board should hold the eligibility standards to a high standard. The OTB meets a minimum of four times per year and potentially once a month. OTB meet the third Tuesday of the month from 2:30-3:30 pm at City Hall.

2022 Occupancy Tax Board Meetings
January 18, 2022
Feb. 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 17, 2022
June 21, 2022
July 19, 2022
Aug. 16, 2022
Sept. 20, 2022
Oct. 18, 2022
Nov. 15, 2022
Dec. 20, 2022

Note: Meeting subject to date/time change and/or cancellation due to weather, lack of a quorum of members present or no business for the scheduled meeting.  November and December dates are subject to change because of holidays.

Occupancy Tax Board Meeting Handouts

  • April 21, 2020 a letter detailing the Occupancy Tax Approval process was provided as a handout. Click here to view or download this letter.