****ATTENTION SHORT TERM RENTAL HOSTS AND OWNERS***
On Tuesday, June 20, 2023 the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners passed an amendment to the current Lumpkin County Hotel-Motel Tax Ordinance to increase the County’s Hotel-Motel tax from 5% to 8% (Resolution 2023-33 Amend Hotel Motel Tax Ordinance). The tax shall be paid upon any occupancy occurring on or after August 1, 2023, unless such occupancy occurs from a reservation made prior to August 1, 2023, and in such case the tax shall be paid at the former rate of 5%. In summary, if the reservation was made before August 1, the 5% rate applies. If the reservation was made August 1 or after, the rate should be 8%.