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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, July 28, 2023) – Berkeley County Government will open its application period to apply for state accommodations tax funding on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Individuals or businesses in Berkeley County meeting the criteria of the Accommodations Tax Law may submit an application online August 1 through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31.

Applications will be accepted online HERE (starting August 1) on the Tourism Department page of the Berkeley County Government website.

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 Advisory Commission will review all information packets and hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 3 p.m. in the County Administration Building’s Assembly Room, located at 1003 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.

For questions, contact Tourism Director Rachel Knight at vog.CSytnuoCyelekreBobfsctd@thginK.lehcaR or



-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-