Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax

The City of Temple's Hotel/Motel tax rate is 7% of taxable receipts.

Download Report of Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Form (PDF)

Who must file?
If you are are a sole owner, partnership, corporation, or other organization that owns, operates, manages, and/or controls any hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or other locations offering sleeping rooms for less than 30 consecutive days in the City of Temple.

When is my hotel tax return due?
Hotel tax returns are due by the 20th day of the month following the reported month.
A report must be filed for every period, even if there is no amount subject to tax or tax due.

Where do I send the reports and payments?
Make checks payable to:
City of Temple
Attn: Director of Finance
P.O. Box 987
Temple, TX 76503-0987

Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Use
City of Temple Ordinance, Sections 35-8 through 35-15, establishes the collection of a tax of hotel/motel occupancy and the use of those proceeds. The tax is 7% of the taxable receipts.

The total amount of collected taxes is used exclusively for the purpose of promoting Temple using one of the categories listed below. As of September 30, 2023, the amounts were as follows:

Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax $   2,608,347.91    
Taxes used for     % of taxes
Convention or information centers $    1,098,114.47   42.10%
Registering convention delegates $                     0   0.00%
Advertising to attract tourists $     684,691.33   26.25%
Promotion and improvement of the arts $     145,284.98   5.57%
Historical restoration and preservation projects $     680,257.13   26.08%
Signage directing the public to sights and attractions $                      0   0.00%
  $   2,608,347.91   100%

Please email us with any questions or call 254-298-5631.