Vacation Rental Property Owners Notice

Important Notice to Owners of Vacation Rental Properties in Lumpkin County

Lumpkin County Government is conducting an audit of vacation rental properties for compliance with the hotel-motel tax ordinance. Property owners offering any accommodation for short term rental — rooms, cabins, lodges, campsites, etc. –must purchase a business license and are required to collect and remit the 5% hotel-motel tax. The penalty for non-compliance is up to 25% of the tax due.  Property owners who voluntarily disclose past tax liability will not be charged the 25% penalty.  Contact the Planning Department, 25 Short St. Dahlonega, GA 30533. Phone (706) 864-6894.  The deadline is May 15, 2017.

Forms may be downloaded at http://www.lumpkincounty.gov/planning/ in the Hotel/Motel Tax Information section.