By law of the State of Texas, the City of Cedar Park adopted and collects a Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) from hotels, bed & breakfasts, and other lodging facilities. Under state law, the revenue from HOT funds may be used only to directly promote tourism and the hotel and convention industry AND must fit within a statutorily-authorized expenditure category. The City of Cedar Park awards Hotel Occupancy Tax Grants to eligible event or project.
The use of Hotel Occupancy Tax dollars must bring visitors to the City of Cedar Park and increase occupancy in Cedar Park lodging facilities. If an event or project will not generate any meaningful hotel activity, it is not eligible to receive hotel occupancy tax funds. Please view the HOT Fund Grant Guidelines below to see if your event or project is eligible.