Hotel - Motel Tax

All lodging in Iowa is taxed by a five percent excise tax. Then each community with a lodging facility can add an additional tax., Okoboji, Spirit Lake and the unincorporated areas of Dickinson County charge an additional five percent for a total of ten percent lodging tax. Arnolds Park, Milford, Wahpeton, and West Okoboji charge seven percent additional.

The distribution of the lodging tax revenue and FY19 total amount collected:

Arnolds Park - 50% of original 5% goes to the Okoboji Tourism Committee - FY19   $545K

Dickinson County - 50% goes to Okoboji Tourism Committee - FY19   $95K

Milford - $5,000 goes to Okoboji Tourism Committee – FY19   $81K

Okoboji - 50% goes to Okoboji Tourism Committee - FY19   $210K

Spirit Lake - $20,000 goes to Okoboji Tourism Committee - FY19  $99K

Wahpeton – Zero dollars goes to Okoboji Tourism Committee - FY19   $35K

West Okoboji - Zero dollars goes to Okoboji Tourism Committee - FY19   $8K