Hotel/Motel & Short-Term Rental Tax

The Cookeville City Council requested & received approval (Chapter No. 348 House Bill 1500/Senate Bill 1509) from the State Legislatures to amend T.C.A. § 67-4-1425 by authorizing the City of Cookeville to levy an occupancy tax not-to-exceed 3.0 % of the cost of a hotel/motel room upon approval of a 2/3 vote of the governing body. Ordinance #O19-07-10, adopting and levying a tax on the privilege of occupancy of a hotel and adopting the manner of collecting and administering the tax, was adopted by the Cookeville City Council on August 1, 2019. The ordinance becomes effective on September 1, 2019.

Hotel/Motel and Short-Term Rental Documents