Tourist Development Tax

The tax district includes the entire geographic area of the political subdivision of the State of Florida known as Flagler County, Florida. The Tourist Development Tax is applicable to the entire area of Flagler County, including all of the incorporated municipalities.

Revenues

Tourist Development Tax revenues are generated by overnight guests staying in Flagler County RV parks/campgrounds, hotels, motels, vacation rental homes and condominiums. Generally, any short-term lodging of six months or less is subject to the five percent tax in addition to Flagler County’s sales tax. Collections are received by the Flagler County Tax Collector's Office and returned on a monthly basis to the County for use.  The County places this revenue into three Tourist Development funds.

Use of Revenues

Florida law outlines the proper use of Tourist Development tax funds. The County Commission has determined that its funds will be allocated to the following funds:

Fund 109 Capital Projects – Funding can be used to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate or promote convention centers, sports stadiums, coliseums, auditoriums, or museums that are publicly owned and operated or owned and operated by not for profit organizations and open to the public.

Fund 110 Promotional Activities – Funding can be used to promote and advertise festivals, programs or special events to attract tourism into Flagler County. Methods of promotion can include multi-media, newspaper, magazine, billboard, radio or television advertisements and signage. Some entertainment costs, for applied events, are also eligible from this category. Funding is also available for convention bureaus, tourist bureaus, tourist information centers, news bureaus and county agencies or by contract with chambers of commerce or, similar associations for conducting tourist promotion.

Fund 111 Beach Restoration – Funding can be used to finance beach park facilities or beach improvement, maintenance, renourishment, restoration, and erosion control, including shoreline protection, enhancement and cleanup.

Meeting Schedule

The TDC meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the:

Board Chambers
Government Services Building
1769 E. Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, FL 32110

SUBMITTAL DEADLINES AND APPROVAL MEETING SCHEDULE
FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Application Submittal Deadlines

TDC Approval Meeting Date

TENTATIVE BOCC Approval Date

06/28/2019

07/17/2019

08/05/2019

09/30/2019

10/16/2019

11/04/2019

12/31/2019

01/15/2020

02/03/2020

03/31/2020

04/15/2020

05/04/2020

More information and grant applications and requirements can be found here. Meeting with a tourism representative is mandatory for all applicants. Contact Craig Lenniger at clenniger@visitflagler.com or call 386-313-4228 to schedule an appointment.
 

FLAGLER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

   
Council: Tourist Development Council
Established: Flagler County Code Section 19-49, pursuant to Section 125.0104, Florida Statutes.
Function: To recommend to the Board expenditures of tourist development tax monies and to generally review and make recommendations on other aspects of tourism in the County.
Membership: Consists of 9 members - Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2 elected municipal officials (1 from the most populous municipality in the County), 3 owners or operators of business subject to tourist development tax, and 3 involved in tourist industry.
Appointment Terms: Appointed for 4 year terms.
Meeting Info.: Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Main Board Room of the Government Services Building
Staff Liaison: Amy Lukasik, Interim Tourism Director 386-313-4226

 

MEMBER APPOINTMENT EXPIRATION

Chair Commissioner Greg Hansen (a)
Flagler Co. Board of Co. Commissioners
1769 E. Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: 386-264-0026
Email:  ghansen@flaglercounty.org

BOCC Appointment

12/04/2017

11/30/2019

Commissioner Eric Cooley (a)
City of Flagler Beach
PO Box 70
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
Phone: 386-517-2000
Email: ecooley@cityofflaglerbeach.com

04/02/2018 04/02/2022

Mayor Milissa Holland (a)
160 Lake Avenue
Palm Coast, FL 32164
Phone: 386-986-3710
Email: mholland@palmcoastgov.com

12/05/2016 12/05/2020

Stephen Baker (b)
Hammock Beach Resort
200 Ocean Crest Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Home: 386-437-0237
Cell: 386-237-1735
Fax: 386-246-5535
Email: sbaker@hammockbeach.com

03/01/2015
(appointed 8/1/2016 to fulfill term)

03/01/2019

03/01/2023

Ryan Crabb (b)
Hampton Inn & Suites
150 Flagler Plaza Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Cell: 386-538-0050
Office: 386-439-8999
Fax: 386-439-8989
Email: ryan.crabb@hilton.com

11/17/2014
(appointed 11/17/14 to fulfill term)

03/01/2018

03/01/2022

Marc Richardson (b)
Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast 
55 Town Center Boulevard
Palm Coast, FL 32164
Office: 386-586-2463
Fax: 386-586-2464
Email: marc.richardson@hilton.com

03/01/2019

03/1/2023

Pamela Walker (c)
80 Front Street
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Home: 386-246-9637
Home Office: 386-742-1334
Cell: 386-597-3717
Fax: 386-951-1942
Email: pam@walkeradventures.com

08/20/2007
03/01/2016
08/20/2011
03/01/2020

John Lulgjuraj (c)
Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill
1848 S Oceanshore Blvd.
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Phone: 386-439-6345
Email: heartalent@gmail.com

06/03/2019 06/03/2023

Felicia Robinson Cook (c)
Marineland Leisure, Inc.
9600 Oceanshore Blvd.
St Augustine, FL  32080
Office: 904-461-1565
Cell: 816-686-6884
Email: fcook@dolphindiscovery.com

07/15/2019 07/15/2023

* Chair
(a) Elected municipal officials (serve at the discretion of the municipality).
(b) Owners or operators subject to Tourist Development tax.
(c) Involved in the tourist industry only.

NOTE: Term realignments approved by BOCC at February 6, 2012 meeting.

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