In the news:
Commission Cracks Down on Room Tax Cheats (Peninsula Pulse 1.27.17)
Tourism Zone goes after unpaid room tax 1.24.17
Press Release 1.19.17
Room Tax provides marketing money for tourism 4.12.16
Why and When…In May of 2007 the Door County Tourism Zone Commission was established out of the hard work from a group of concerned citizens. Studies showed that Door County was losing its market share to other locations in the state; the only way for Door County to remain a sought after destination was to generate money for a broader marketing campaign. The Door County economy has benefited from those efforts with improved national and regional exposure as a result of the establishment of room tax in Door County.
TOURISM WORKS FOR US: What is room tax and who has to pay it?
For the privilege of occupancy in any lodging facilities, each transient is subject to and pays a tax in the amount of 5.5% of the rent charged by each lodging provider. Lodging facilities come in many forms and must be permitted for transient rental. Common examples include: Hotels, motels, B&B’S, cabins, cottages, lodges, homes, condos or rental rooms. This is not an all-inclusive list. The Door County Tourism Zone evaluates new forms of lodging for permitting requirements as types of lodging continue to develop and change.
The Door County Tourism Zone Commission website offers the opportunity to review room tax reporting, Door County Visitor Bureau Reporting, file your room tax online, and learn more about why room tax is essential to the Destination Marketing Program for Door County. You can also keep up to date with the Administrator's Report to hear about permitting, reporting complaince and current news. If you can't attend our meetings, all of the Tourism Zone meeting minutes are posted online.
Looking for a brief introduction to room tax in Door County? Watch our explainer video below:
Are your ready to permit your property and be a tourism champion? Start here with our checklist, permit application, and FAQ's.
Did you know that filing your room tax is quick and easy? Click the button below to file online. Not sure how to login? Contact the office and we would be happy to do a training session or provide you everything you need to file your room tax online.
Have questions or need assistance? The Door County Tourism Zone Commission office is open daily 8-4. Feel free to call or email.