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Room Tax

The City of Newport imposes a 12% transient room tax on lodging rented for less than 30 days duration. The tax is used for general government purposes (54%) and for tourism promotion and facilities purposes (46%) as stated in the City of Newport Municipal Code (NMC), Chapter 3.05.

All hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, vacation rentals, both continuous and occasional - and any other type of transient lodging rental establishments - are required to have a City Business License, collect room tax from their renters and remit it to the City on a monthly basis.

If you have further questions regarding the room tax and its administration and collection, please contact the Finance Department in City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365.