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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, February 1, 2024) –Berkeley County has opened its application period for Accommodations Fee funding starting today, Thursday, February 1, 2024. Organizations in Berkeley County meeting the criteria of the Accommodations Fee Ordinance may submit an application online HERE no later than 5 p.m. on February 29, 2024.

Berkeley County charges a two-percent Accommodations Fee on rentals of hotels, motels and other lodging establishments in the County that offer accommodations to tourists. The fee helps fund long-term tourism initiatives designed to enhance travel and tourism to Berkeley County. According to the Accommodations Fee Ordinance, funding guidelines include the following:

“Pursuant to S.C. Code Section 6-1-530 and under the direction of the Attorney General, the revenue generated by the local accommodations fee must be used exclusively for the following purposes:

1. Tourism-related buildings including, but not limited to, civic centers, coliseums, and aquariums;

2. Tourism-related cultural, recreational, or historical facilities;

3. Beach access, renourishment, or other tourism-related lands and water access;

4. Highways, roads, streets, and bridges providing access to tourist destinations

5. Advertisements and promotions related to tourism development; or

6. Water and sewer infrastructure to serve tourism-related demand.”

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For questions, contact Tourism Director Rachel Knight at or



-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-

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