Hotel Occupancy Tax

General Information


The Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue is used to promote tourism and the hotel/convention industry in Lakeway.
The city collects 7% in HOT funds from area hotels, motels, and short-term rental properties on a quarterly basis.
Lakeway City Council will be working the next several months to define the city's strategy for the Comprehensive Plan.

HOT Policy and Application Process


Local organizations and businesses boosting our area's tourism are encouraged to request money from the hotel occupancy tax funds. The City of Lakeway Hotel Tax Funds may be used to directly enhance and promote visitors and the convention and hotel industry in very specific ways. Please review the HOT Policy for additional information. To request funding, please review the Application Process and complete this Hotel Occupancy Tax Application.

Tax Collection Forms


The Hotel Occupancy Tax is to be reported to the City of Lakeway on a quarterly basis.  Follow this link to the Hotel Occupancy Tax form for reporting tax. 

Certain state and federal officials are exempt from paying the tax.  Please record each exemption on this exemption form, and submit it along with your quarterly report. 

The quarterly report is due at the end of the month following the completion of a calendar quarter.  (January-March quarter is due by April 30.)

Please send the quarterly report to:
    Darren Henson, Controller
    City of Lakeway
    1102 Lohmans Crossing
    Lakeway, TX  78734
VIDEO - City Council Special Session on HOT - Feb. 4, 2019