MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, July 18, 2022) – The Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Commission will hold a public information meeting about the Berkeley County State Accommodations Tax on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Berkeley County Administration Building, located 1003 N. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. The meeting will be an opportunity for the public / interested applicants to learn more about Accommodations Tax and how to apply.
According to Section 6-4-10 of State Law, Accommodations Tax is to be used exclusively for the following “tourism-related expenditures: (i) advertising and promotion of tourism so as to develop and increase tourist attendance through the generation of publicity; (ii) promotion of the arts and cultural events; (iii) construction, maintenance, and operation of facilities for civic and cultural activities including construction and maintenance of access and other nearby roads and utilities for the facilities; (iv) the criminal justice system, law enforcement, fire protection, solid waste collection, and health facilities when required to serve tourists and tourist facilities. This is based on the estimated percentage of costs directly attributed to tourists; (v) public facilities such as restrooms, dressing rooms, parks, and parking lots;
(vi) tourist shuttle transportation; (vii) control and repair of waterfront erosion, including beach renourishment;
(viii) operating visitor information centers.”
The Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Commission will review all information packets and hold a public meeting on September 20, 2022.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-