Plymouth Considers Lodging Tax
The city of Plymouth is considering a lodging tax to help raise money for improvements to venues like the Plymouth Creek Center or the Plymouth Ice Center.
State law allows cities to generate a three percent lodging tax for tourism and promotion, but Plymouth pursued special legislation this year to allow for greater flexibility with lodging tax money. They could impose a three percent lodging tax for ten years. Two-thirds of the revenue could be used toward improvements to public recreational facilities. The rest would go to fund a local convention and tourism bureau.
“The city has a lot of venues that draw outside people into our community,” explained city manager Dave Callister. “We’ve looked in the past at how can we better do that, both in reinvesting back into recreational facilities and to promote and increase the number of events that use the city’s facilities.”
Plymouth has more than one thousand hotel rooms in the city. They could expect to generate more than $600,000 a year.
The city will talk about the lodging tax at this week’s city council meeting.
Learn more about the lodging tax here.