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Accommodations Tax
At the November 4, 1986 Special Election, Steamboat Springs voters approved an accommodations tax of 1%. The use of the accommodations tax was prescribed in the ballot question which asked:

“Shall the City Council of Steamboat Springs, in order to provide revenues to fund development of improvements and amenities in Steamboat Springs which will promote tourism and enhance the vitality of Steamboat Springs as a premiere destination resort, and enhance the community identity, environmental desirability and economic health of Steamboat Springs, enact AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A LODGING TAX OF 1% ON PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS OF LESS THAN 30 DAYS?”

After passage of 2A, City Council appointed several committees to recommend how to spend the tax including:

Since 1986, these funds were used to construct the original Tennis “bubble”, the String’s tent and the Haymaker Golf Course and Clubhouse. In 2013, the final payment was made on the golf course and the annual collection became available for future projects.

The 2013 Accommodations Tax Committee was formed to assist City Council to plan for the future use of this tax.

The Accommodations Tax Committee met two times per month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, at 12:00 p.m. in the Crawford Room, Centennial Hall. Please see agendas and minutes of the meetings below.


Accommodations Tax Proposals: RFI
Bear River Park  RFP
City Medians  RFP Addendum
Emerald Park Access
Friends of the Yampa
Howelsen Hill Sports Complex
Old Town Hot Springs
Open Space
Perry Mansfield
Public Restrooms
School District Sports Fields
Steamboat Art Museum
The Chief
Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance
Yampa River Park