What is the Lodgings Tax in Pettis County?
New language in House Bill 161 changed the flat $2 per night rate to a 5% tax. This was passed by the voters of Pettis County in April 2012. It replaces the existing State-enabling legislation provided in House Bill 25 of the 86th General Assembly, approved by a vote of the people on August 4, 1992 that created the Pettis County Lodgings Tax. All lodging facilities in Pettis County collect $2 per occupied room per day, with all proceeds from the tax to be used for tourism development projects.
How is the Lodgings Tax Administered?
The tax passed in April 2012 to increase the $2.00 per night per room to a 5% on room occupancy rate to be collected from guests by the lodging facalities.
2012 Committee Members:
Mykel Schlotterbeck, Chair serving by City appointment
John Meehan, Treasurer serving by County appointment
Tom Munson, Member serving as Lodging Representative by County Appointment
Chuck Kempton, Vice Chair serving by County appointment
Elaine Horn, Member serving by City appointment