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 and became effective on September 1, 2019.  Ordinance #O21-01-01, amending Title 5, Chapter 7 of the Cookeville Municipal Code, was adopted January 21, 2021 and became effective on March 1, 2021.

Hotel/Motel and Short-Term Rental Documents