Tourist Development Tax or "Bed Tax"
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is funded exclusively by a portion of the Tourist Development Tax, a self-imposed 6% tax collected on accommodations in Pinellas County rented for less than six months. Our purpose is to strengthen the county's economy and employment level by investing the Bed Tax in innovative marketing programs.
Proceeds from the bed tax not only fund tourism marketing programs, but also several important community functions including beach nourishment, construction on stadiums and museums, and reserves to be used in the event of an emergency. The funds are delegated to a 60/40 split with 60% of the funding allocated to marketing dollars and 40% of the funding allocated to capital projects.
Pinellas County has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the past several years. In fiscal 2017, bed tax collections topped the prior year by 10.7%
Tourist Development Tax Report
Bed Tax Collection Reports are managed by Charles W. Thomas, CFC, Pinellas County Tax Collector. View the complete tourist development tax plan as adopted by Pinellas County. Tourist Development Tax reports are issued on the 8th of the month, two months behind due to processing time (for instance, March report is available on May 8). The most current monthly report is always displayed below by default. Past monthly reports are available by choosing the month and year.