The City of Denton’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Program uses hotel receipts to actively promote Denton as a tourist destination. Annually, local organizations apply to the city for a portion of the hotel receipts to use in promoting their event or location to tourists outside the city of Denton. Eligibility for the program includes: promotion of tourism and the hotel and convention industry, being based in the city of Denton, being a government entity or non-profit Texas corporation or federally tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code, demonstrating corporate good standings with the state of Texas, proving continuous and stable programming, having an active governing body, non-discriminatory practices and if previously funded, successfully fulfilled all prior contractual obligations.
In April of each year, the HOT guidelines and applications are approved by a sub-committee of the Council. In June, along with the city’s budget process, applications are reviewed by the sub-committee and recommended funding levels are provided to Council for approval. The funds being applied for at this time are allocated quarterly to the program recipients during the following calendar year.
2018 Hotel Occupancy Tax Guidelines
2018 Hotel Occupancy Tax Application