Lodging tax to increase to 4%

The county’s local lodging tax is set to increase this month, up to 4 percent as a result of voter approval during the 2018 election.

Jenissa Meredith, executive director of the Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board, said the board won’t see its check from the increased lodging tax until this summer. The lodging tax is charged only at hotels within Sweetwater County and according to Meredith, is primarily used to market the county as a travel destination to outside markets.

“Tourism is a huge part of our local economy,” Meredith told the Green River City Council Tuesday n...


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