The Lodging Tax provides funding for the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS annual budget.
In FY 2017, the Town of Jackson and Teton County added approximately $500,000 to the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and other public safety related Departments’ budgets using Lodging Tax revenues (including the Jackson Police Department and Jackson Victim Services Department). These funds were used to support the general operating costs of these Departments, and to purchase new equipment for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. These funds are critical to support ever-increasing demand for safety and emergency services. The use of Lodging Tax funds for these activities and projects reduces the amount of other local government general revenue required for these services.