The Lodging Tax may be used to promote tourism events, locations, and activities for the purpose of attracting visitors to our area. Lodging tax revenue may also be used to pay for capital and/or operating costs for some tourism-related facilities, the operation of visitor/convention agencies, and the operation and marketing of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.
Visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/bocc to download an application. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. Submit the original and five copies to Becca Pilcher, Assistant to Commissioner Romero, Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Building 1, Rm. 269, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. The Committee will review proposals in a public meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 3:30pm, at the Thurston County Courthouse in Building 1, Room 280.
The Lodging Tax is an excise (sales) tax authorized by Chapter 67.28 RCW Public Stadium, Convention, Arts and Tourism Facilities. It is paid by people who stay overnight in a lodging establishment such as a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast facility, or camp ground.