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Hotel Occupancy Tax
Short Term Lodging Tax in Bastrop County
Hotel Occupancy Tax, commonly known as HOT, are collected by the short term rental (STR) property from guests who are renting a bed/space for less than 30 days consecutively. The tax is paid on the room rate including other fees such as cleaning fees, etc. The State of Texas determines the items that are taxable and the remittance schedule. The lodging property collects these taxes from their guests and remits them accordingly.
Short-term rental properties, named as “hotels” for tax purposes, include but are not limited to hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, vacation rental lodging such as AirBnBs, inn, rooming house, manufactured home, residency inn, condominium, cabin, cottage, guest house, a room in your house, and RVs.
Not all counties have a Hotel Occupancy Tax, but Bastrop County is one of the counties which does.
The rate of the tax is based on the property location within the County.
If the lodging property is outside a city limit and their extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ):
If the lodging property is inside a city limits or their ETJ:
Hotels and motels are to pay monthly, while smaller venues may pay quarterly.
If you PAY ONLINE or have ZERO OVERNIGHT STAYS, you are still required to send in your Report form.
For the Bastrop County" Report of Hotel Occupancy Tax form and instructions, and online payment portal, Click HERE for the Treasurer's page.
Report of Hotel Occupancy Tax forms (as a pdf scan and not a photo) may be emailed it to HOT@co.bastrop.tx.us
If you have questions about your short term rental tax obligations, your tax rate, or how to comply with Bastrop County's Hotel Occupancy Tax, contact Fran Hunter 512-581-4074 or email.
We also work with our lodging partners in promoting our county and providing an inviting atmosphere for visitors. We provide helpful tourism information for your guests, and provide resources and contacts to help you be more successful in your endeavor. To learn more about our free resources and lodging partnership, contact Fran Hunter at 512-581-4074 or email.
Filming in Bastrop County
Our communities, our businesses and our people welcome film projects in our varied terrain, river and lakes, parks and historic towns.
Bastrop County is the "Film Hospitality Capital of Texas," and all of our communities are certified as a "Film Friendly Community" by the Texas Film Commission.
FOR FILMING IN BASTROP COUNTY, on county property such as the historic County Courthouse or any location outside of the three towns, please return the required paperwork below to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Return to Bastrop County Sheriff's Office:
FOR FILMING INSIDE CITY LIMITS of our three incorporated towns, please click on the links below for more information.
TEXAS FILM COMMISSION
All projects should be registered at no cost with the Texas Film Commission. Register your project.
Contact us. We're glad to assist!
Bastrop County Courthouse
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: (512) 581-7100
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