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Lodger's Tax Committee

The Lodger's Tax Committee is always accepting Special Event Applications. Please turn in all applications to the City Clerk's office.

Seat Available for the City of Ruidoso Downs Lodger’s Tax Committee Vacancy

Anyone interested will have to be an owner or operator of lodging subject to the occupancy tax within the Municipality per the City of Ruidoso Downs Code of Ordinances Title III:  Administration, Ch. 36 Taxation, Section 36.13 Lodger’s Tax Committee (A).
For any/all inquiries please submit a letter of interest to the Clerk’s office.
Selena Chavez
Assistant City Clerk
 (575) 378- 4422 

The Lodgers Tax Committee focus is to utilize Lodger's Tax funding from the City's commercial lodging accommodations to recommend uses to advertise, publicize, and promote tourist-related attractions, facilities, and events. The Lodger's Tax Committee is innovative and open minded in promoting the City to be a desirable destination. 

For operations of the Committee, you can review the Agendas & Minutes.

Regularly Scheduled Open Meetings: Unless the business before the Lodger's Tax Committee dictates otherwise, the Lodger's Tax Committee will take formal action the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. and shall meet in The Hubbard Room, City Council Chambers in City Hall. The following schedule has been approved for 2022 as per the Lodgers Tax Committee Resolution No. 2021-02.

   February 2, 2022
  May 4, 2022
 August 3, 2022
                                                               November 2, 2022   
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To Apply for funding for your Special Event's advertising  you will have to fill out an Application for Special Event funding from Lodger's Tax Fund.

After Funds are awarded to your Special Event then a Special Event Funding Request for Payment form will be needed to fill out along with a current W-9 to receive your payment.