The City of Sequim receives a 4% tax on hotel/motel room charges within the city limits. The lodging establishments take half of this as a credit against the state's portion of the 8.7% sales tax collected in the city, and therefore the total retail tax collected and paid to the state is 2% higher than other retailers collect and pay.
TheTourism Marketingfunction is responsible for managing the hotel/motel tax budget and utilizing the available monies to increase tourism to the City of Sequim. The function works with the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to develop plans for tourism promotion which may include advertising, publications, public relations programs, websites, special events, and social media activities. The Communications and Marketing Director is responsible for the overall plan and its implementation.