In this section, you'll find our latest visitor and tourism economic impact research, along with monthly tourism development tax collection totals.
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Below, you'll find a detailed explanation of how the Collier County Tourism Development Tax is allocated.
Tourist Tax Allocation Formula
Collier County enacts a 4% tax on all hotel, campground and vacation rental stays of less than 6 months. The distribution of the tourist development tax dollars is set according to Collier County ordinance. The funds are dispersed as follows:
Category A - Beach related projects, renourishment
50% of the first 2% allocated for beach renourishment, beach park facilities and inlet management. 100% of the 3rd% collected is allocated to beach renourishment, beach park facilities and inlet management.
Under a funding policy adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 1, 2005, one-third of Category A tourist development tax is specifically dedicated to beach park facilities with the remainder dedicated to beach improvement, maintenance, renourishment, restoration and erosion control including pass and inlet maintenance.
Category B - Tourism Promotion
24% of the first 2% collected pays for tourism administration (convention and visitors bureau office)and for reimbursement of the Emergency Advertising Fund.
100% of the 4th% pays for tourism advertising and promotion.
Category C- Museums
26% of the first 2% is allocated for museums.
County-owned museums receive 22%
Non-County museums receive 4.764%
Further regulations concerning the use of the Tourist Development Tax proceeds are outlined in the Florida State Statute 125.0104 and the Collier County Tourist Development Tax ordinance.