Lodging Tax

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November Ballot Will Include Lodging Tax Measure

Centennial’s City Council approved a resolution (Centennial Resolution No. 2022-R-45(PDF, 1MB)) on Tuesday, September 6, to place a question on the November 8 ballot seeking voter approval of a tax on short-term lodging in Centennial.

If approved by Centennial residents, the City would levy a tax on rentals of less than 30 days in length of rooms, residences, accommodations or spaces in any hotel, inn, bed and breakfast or other lodging services in the City. This would include hotels as well as room and home rentals such as those listed on Airbnb and Vrbo.

If the measure passes, collection of the tax for short term lodging will start January 1, 2023, and will be paid by the guest when paying for the accommodations. The resolution states that the proceeds from the tax will be used to support projects and services addressing visitor impacts related to public safety and other city purposes. The resolution further states that the proposed lodging tax rate is competitive with surrounding cities and will help provide additional revenue streams so the City can continue to provide services and amenities at the same levels currently provided.

Centennial currently imposes a 2.5% sales tax on lodging services, the proceeds of which are deposited in the General Fund. If this ballot measure passes, the City will receive a total of 6% combined sales and lodging tax on short term rentals.

Past Council Discussions

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