If not for the Lodging Tax, some community services may have gone away or not been possible. The funds have enabled the town and county to maintain services and amenities. To learn more about the services and amenities supported through the lodging tax, view the 4Jackson Hole - Serving Our Community Brochure (PDF).
The Lodging tax also allows the Travel and Tourism board to promote Jackson Hole to attract tourists from across the country, during the shoulder season, in hopes of creating a year-round sustainable economy. The Travel and Tourism Board also uses a portion of the money to fund special events that take place throughout the community that not only appeal to our visitors but illustrate the unique character and qualities our community offers to visitors and locals alike.
The Teton County Pathways Way finding Signage program installed improved directional signs, trail head kiosks, pathway use guidelines, and informational signs to provide residents and visitors a safer, more convenient, and more enjoyable pathway experience.
Lodging tax funds are being used by Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation to off-set maintenance costs of restrooms the department maintains in downtown Jackson.
The use of lodging tax dollars has allowed START service to expand by adding new transit service within the Town of Jackson, between the Town and Teton Village, and to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and other locations on North Highway 89.