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City of Gig Harbor Accepting 2020 Lodging Tax Applications

2020 Lodging Tax funding requests are now being accepted by the City of Gig Harbor. 
Applications for Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding are due September 20, 2019 by 5 pm at the Tourism & Communications Office in City Hall.  CLICK HERE for the Application and Guidelines. 

Funding for this program comes from the City of Gig Harbor Lodging Tax Fund which receives a percentage of hotel/motel taxes from lodging establishments inside the city limits. The City collects a tax on charges for overnight lodging. These funds are distributed by the Department of Revenue back to the City of Gig Harbor for the funding of tourism related capital facilities, non-event operations, and event marketing and operations. 

Lodging taxes can be used for: 
Tourism Promotion/Marketing
Operation of a Tourism Promotion Agency
Operation of a Tourism-Related Facility owned or operated or non-profit organization
Operation and/or Capital Costs of a Tourism-Related Facility owned by a municipality

For more information, including who can apply and application and selection process, please refer to the Application Guidelines section of the Application packet.  You may also contact the Tourism & Communications Office at 253-853-3554 or gigharborguide@cityofgigharbor.net for further questions.