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City of Orange Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund Applications –

CITY OF ORANGE HOTEL OCCUPANCY
TAX FUND APPLICATIONS

(May 11, 2018) – The City of Orange Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities within the City of Orange to apply for a portion of the City’s Hotel/Motel Tax funds.  Any 501 (C) organization in the City of Orange that attracts visitors to the City of Orange, Texas can submit applications to the committee.  Under Section 351.101 (a), Municipal Hotel Occupancy Taxes, revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax may be used ONLY to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. 

Through the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program, qualified events are able to apply for funds from the City of Orange.  The mission of the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program is to provide funds to directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry by applying to one of the following seven statutorily provided categories:

  1. Funding, improvement, or maintenance of a convention center or visitor information center.
  2. Paying the administrative costs for facilitating convention registration.
  3. Advertising, solicitations and promotions that attract tourist and convention delegates to the City or its vicinity.
  4. Expenditures that promote arts.
  5. Funding historical restoration or preservation programs.
  6. Funding costs in certain counties to hold sporting events that substantially increase hotel activities.
  7. Signage directing tourists to sights and attractions that are visited frequently by hotel guests in the municipality.

The application and guidelines are available on the City of Orange’s website at www.orangetexas.net .  Applications will be accepted May 14, 2018 through July 13, 2018 at 5 P.M.  Applied funds must be for activities occurring October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Applications may be submitted via email to jtrahan@orangetx.org or delivered by mail or in person to City Hall, 803 W. Green Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630, Attention: Jay Trahan.

For additional information, please contact Jay Trahan at 409.883.1077 or by email at jtrahan@orangetx.org

 

Please click HERE concerning Hotel Occupancy Tax information.

Please click HERE to obtain an application.…

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Zoning Board of Adjustments Commission Meeting – Cancelled

The City of Orange Zoning Board of Adjustments Commission will not have a meeting on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 because no applications have been made.…

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Historic Preservation Commission Meeting – May 3, 2018

The City of Orange will hold a special call Historic Preservation Commission Meeting on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m., at the Neighborhood Facility Building Meeting Room (303 8th Street).  An agenda packet may be found HERE.…

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Planning & Zoning Commission – May 1, 2018

The City of Orange will hold a Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council joint meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m., located at the Orange Public Library Auditorium (City Council Chambers) @ 220 N. Fifth Street.  An agenda packet may be found HERE.

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Historic Preservation Commission Meeting – April 25, 2018

The City of Orange will hold a special call Historic Preservation Commission Meeting on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., at the Neighborhood Facility Building Meeting Room (303 8th Street). A agenda packet may be found HERE.
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