[Ord. No. 3529-04 §§1 — 5, 5-5-2004; Ord. No. 3765-06 §§1 — 5, 6-21-2006; Ord. No. 4342-14 §§1 — 4, 5-21-2014]
Beginning on July 1, 2014, and continuing until further action by the City Council as it may determine from time to time in its sole and unlimited legislative discretion, the actual and effective rate of the tax imposed shall be five percent (5%) per occupied room per night on the charges for all sleeping rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels or motels situated in the City of Hazelwood. The tax hereby imposed shall be in addition to the charge for the sleeping room and shall be in addition to any and all taxes imposed by law and shall be stated separately from all other charges and taxes. As used in this Chapter, "transient guests" means a person or persons who occupy a room or rooms in a hotel or motel for thirty-one (31) days or less during any calendar quarter.
The proceeds from the tax imposed by this Chapter shall be used for the sole purpose of promoting tourism.
The tax authorized under the provisions of this Chapter shall be collected and reported upon such forms and under such administrative rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Director of Finance.
There is hereby imposed on those responsible for collection and remittance of the tax imposed by this Chapter a penalty of one percent (1%) and interest not to exceed two percent (2%) per month on unpaid delinquent taxes. Taxes shall become delinquent thirty (30) days after the last day of each month.
[Ord. No. 4548-17 §1, 5-17-2017]
As used in this Section "short-term rental" means the letting or offering for let of a dwelling unit, or a portion thereof, to one (1) or more guests for a period of thirty (30) consecutive calendar days or less. Examples include bed-and-breakfast facilities and rentals arranged through Internet marketing or facilitation services.
Short-term rental of residential dwelling units located in the City of Hazelwood is prohibited.