Lodging Tax Funding

The City of Washougal receives funds from the lodging tax imposed upon users of hotels and motels located within the City. These funds can be expended for a narrow range of projects and activities established by Washington State Law.

Approved Uses

Application proposals for use of a portion of these funds will be considered on an on-going basis by the City of Washougal through application to the Washougal Lodging Tax Committee. To be considered for funding, proposals must meet one of the following criteria as established in state law (Revised Code of Washington 67.28.1815) and prohibits use of tax receipts for any other purposes.

Allowable uses include:

  • Marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists
  • Supporting the operations of capital expenditures of tourism related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or a public facilities district
  • Supporting the operations of tourism related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit 501(c)
  • Tourism marketing