info for lodging owners
If you recently purchased a short-term rental property or have owned a bed and breakfast for many years, below you will find information to make sure you are following all laws and ordinances to set your business up for the most success.
Both the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County collect a lodging occupancy tax of 7%. This tax is in addition to the 6% state occupancy tax.
However, the location of your property determines which entity (city or county) you should remit to. You will not remit to both, and in total your occupancy tax will be 13 percent (6% state + 7% city or county). Properties located in the Fredericksburg city limits or in its Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) area should remit to the city, while all properties outside of the aforementioned areas should remit to the county. To determine the location of your property, click here.
If you are the owner/operator of a short-term rental unit/units in the county and are not currently collecting and remitting this tax to City of Fredericksburg or Gillespie County, please see below to learn how to collect and remit.
occupancy tax uses
Occupancy tax is used to fund the promotion of future tourism to Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as well as several other initiatives, including historical preservation and promotion of the arts.
free VisitFredericksburgTX.com listing
The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau provides one free listing of each lodging property (multiple units on same property just receive one combined listing) in the county on its website, VisitFredericksburgTX.com.
The website routinely receives over one million visitors per year. In March 2021, the site produced 111,456 views for lodging partners and 78,168 click-thrus to partner websites.
currently listed properties
Fredericksburg and Gillespie County has over 20 hotels, nearly 1,500 vacation rentals and close to a dozen RV parks. Check to see if your property is currently listed on VisitFredericksburgTX.com by searching the appropriate category below.
If you need to make an update to your property's current listing, please click here.