What is the Lodgings Tax in Pettis County?
legislation provided in House Bill 25 of the 86th General Assembly, approved by
a vote of the people on August 4, 1992 created the Pettis County Lodgings Tax
at a rate of $2 per occupied room per day.
House Bill 161 approved by the voters in April 2012 changed the rate to
a 5% rate. All proceeds from the tax are
to to be used for the benefit of promoting tourism and include destination
marketing campaigns, tourism product development, and administration of the
Convention & Visitors Bureau.
How is the Lodgings Tax Administered?
tourism commission oversees the collection and disbursement of the tax. Two
members are appointed by the Pettis County Commission and two are appointed by
the City of Sedalia. One member from each
governmental appointment represents the hotel and motel industry. The remaining
member is appointed to represent the general business community.
establishes governing policies and procedures that include the request for
funding application process. In addition,
the Commission works in conjunction with the Sedalia Convention & Visitors
Bureau to maintain a Sedalia Area Tourism Development Plan. One objective of
the Tourism Development Plan is to propose funding priorities for tourism marketing
and development projects.
Commission recognizes ?equal opportunity? practices in the collection and
distribution of lodgings tax proceeds.
Chuck Kempton, Chair (CVB Representative
David Dick, Vice Chair (County Representative
Erica Eisenmenger, Treasurer (City Lodgings Representative
Tom Adermann, (County Lodgings Representative
John Kehde, (City Representative