The mission of the Resort Tax Renewal Board (RTRB) is to advise the Red Lodge City Council on Resort Tax options, applicability and scope, as well as options for inclusion of the (1%) one percent Resort Tax increase authorized by Senate Bill 241. In this capacity, the Board will recommend effective and specific ballot language while engaging and educating citizens and stakeholders in order to synthesize an accurate and timely analysis of community needs and priorities related to the Resort Tax.

Resort Tax Survey

A short survey about the resort tax was conducted in December of 2019. Many of the results were presented during the public meeting on January 9, 2020. Below are the complete results of the survey:

Webpage Survey Results
PDF Survey Results

Resort Tax Public Meeting

The Resort Tax Renewal Board hosted a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm at the Roosevelt Center. This meeting included an overview of how resort tax revenue has been spent in the past, how some other resort tax communities spend their tax revenue, and what the recent resort tax survey showed to be the priorities of community members. Below is the slide show presented during the public meeting.

Public Meeting Slide Show


Resort Tax Documents

Background Information on Resort Tax

Where Resort Tax Funds Go, By Department

Ordinance 901, First Amended (Resort Tax Ordinance)


Meeting Agendas and Minutes

  • September 4, 2019                   Agenda          Minutes
  • September 23, 2019                 Agenda          Minutes
  • October 2, 2019                         Agenda          Minutes
  • October 21, 2019                       Agenda          Minutes
  • November 6, 2019                    Agenda          Minutes
  • December 4, 2019                     Agenda          Minutes


Resort Tax Budgets

Resort Tax 2018/2019
Resort Tax 2019/2020


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