New Lodging Owner Information

Helpful Information to get you started!

Jefferson Texas is the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas and we welcome new owners.

As you are starting to get everything you need together and get your licenses and new business in order we have a few helpful links to get your Hotel Occupancy Taxes started.


1) Go to the The Texas State Comptrollers website to set up your State Sales and Hotel Occupancy Taxes https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/hotel/forms/index.php


2) Go to the Avenue Insight & Analytics to sign up. Click on the Taxpayer Login button to begin to register.  https://secure.salestaxonline.com  Make sure you choose Texas and then  Jefferson,City of. 

Or call 1-866-240-3365: extension 34208 for Milissa or 34211 for Sam to register for the first time.


All Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels , Airbnbs, VRBOs and other short term lodging establishments inside the city limits of Jefferson Texas must collect and pay State and City Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)


State Tax is 6% and City of Jefferson Tax is 7%


Be sure to stop by the Convention and Visitors Bureau to let the office know you are new to town. So we can begin to help you with your advertising by adding your business to our website.