Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

 Richard W. Robison,  Center District Supervisor

April 19, 2004

Staff Lead:


 Anthony I. Hooper, Acting Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


An Ordinance Amending Chapter 8 of the Code of Fauquier County to Add Article XIX Entitled Transient Occupancy Tax


Topic Description:

The proposed Ordinance would impose a two percent (2%) percent transient occupancy tax on the total amount of room rentals by transients occupants at hotels, motels and other establishments renting rooms for thirty (30) days or less.  The Ordinance would include not only the major hotels and motels but also bed and breakfasts and other smaller boarding houses.  The Ordinance will not be effective in any incorporated town which has an similar Ordinance.  A number of other jurisdictions have adopted an occupancy tax, which is illustrated in the attached material.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Hold public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The Commissioner of Revenue estimates that yearly revenue which would be received under this Ordinance at $160,000.  It is anticipated that the funding will be utilized to support the Tourism and Economic Development Programs

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

 Commissioner of Revenue


County Administration