Commissioners Court

Hotel Occupancy Tax

As of October 1, 2015, the Bell County Hotel Occupancy Tax rate is 2% of taxable receipts.

Download Hotel Occupancy Tax Report Form
Download Hotel Occupancy Tax Report Instructions
Bell County Hotel Occupancy Tax Order 291/15

Who must file?
Any person owning, operating, managing, or controlling any hotel, motel, tourist home, tourist house, tourist court, lodging house, inn, rooming house, or bed and breakfast within Bell County.  This does not include hospitals, sanitariums, nursing homes, facilities of higher education, or permanent residences which are longer than 30 days.

When is my Hotel Occupancy Tax Due?
The report and payment must be postmarked by the 20th day of the month following the reporting period.  A report must be filed for each reporting period, even if there is no amount subject to tax or tax due.

What type of payment will be accepted?
The payment must be submitted in the form of a check or money order payable to Bell County.

Where do I send the report and payment?

Reports and payment should be mailed to:
Bell County Treasurer's Office
P.O. Box 812
Belton, Texas  76513

Contact the Bell County Auditor's Office
Phone:  254-933-5115