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Budgets for FY 2016-2017: The General Operating Fund Budget, Municipal Services Fund Budget and Ordinance 2016-3 setting the Property Tax Rate at $0.198590 per $100 of value were both approved by City Council on September 19, 2016. This Budget will raise the same amount of revenue from property taxes as last year's budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $7,556.
Jamaica Beach Swimming Pool Update 08/16/16: Starting the week of August 22, 2016 the JB Public Swimming Pool will only be open on Wednesday's from 5:00PM-8:00PM and Saturday-Sunday from 10:00AM-5:00PM (weather permitting). The pool will be open on September 3rd-5th from 10:00AM-8:00PM for the Labor Day Weekend. Daily Passes are $5 per person (ages 6+). For more information regarding the pool, please call (409) 497-4794 or click on the Recreation link.
Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) is imposed on the rental of a room or space costing $15.00 or more each day for State reporting and $2.00 or more each day for Local reporting. Any person leasing their house(s), or room in their house, as a Short Term Rental must collect the tax from their customers in the same way a hotel or motel collects the tax from their guests. The HOT rate in Jamaica Beach is 15% (6% to State and 9% to Local) of the cost of the room. Please visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website for more information and/or State reporting. Download the city's Hotel Occupancy Tax Form for Local reporting and remitting. Please file reports, even if no tax was collected, by due date to avoid State and Local penalties.
For Sale: The City of Jamaica Beach has "New" JB Flags, T-Shirts, Hot & Cold Tumblers, & 40th Anniversary Koozie for sale benefitting the Jamaica Beach Park Board!! Golf Cart Flags: 1-$20, 2-$35 or 3-$45; Flags: $35; T-shirts: $15 each or 2-$25; Tumbler: $15 each or 2-$25 (or mix-match: 1-shirt & 1-tumbler for $25); Koozies: 1-$3, 2-$5 or 5-$10!! Items for sale at City Hall, Park Board Events, or City Pool (during operating Season).
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