Occupancy Tax

If you rent out your home or vacation property for periods of less than 90 days, you are required to collect Haywood County Occupancy Tax. The money collected from the occupancy tax is used to market and promote the county as well as fund special events and festivals, with a goal of bringing more visitors to Haywood County.


Collecting the tax benefits you in the following ways:

  • A free listing in the annual Haywood County Visitors Guide (print and digital versions), published by the Tourism Development Authority
  • A free listing on the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority's website
  • A free listing in the state of North Carolina’s Visitor Guide as well as its much-visited website
  • Access to listings of potential visitors who have inquired about Haywood County

The bottom line is this: The more money collected as a result of the occupancy tax means more money with which to promote and market the county. That, in the end, means more visitors and business for you. And remember, you are required to charge, collect, file and pay the occupancy tax. If you fail to do so, you are breaking the law and will be penalized.

Additional Information

For more information or if you have any questions, please email the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority or call 828-452-0152.