Visit the official webpage of Baytown Tourism for information on hotels, restaurants, special events and attractions.
Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program
By the law of the State of Texas, the City of Baytown (City) collects a Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) from all lodging facilities located within the City. The City then provides annual funding from a portion of the revenue from the HOT fund to non-profit corporations whose programs, activities, or special events qualify, and the entity turns in a complete application along with all required attachments by the annual due date. In addition, an entity’s programs, activities or special events must fit into one or more of the categories as outlined in Section 351.101 of the Texas Tax Code to qualify for a portion of the annual HOT funding.
The City of Baytown Tourism Office has many opportunities for those interested in volunteering. Tourism Volunteers perform one of the most important and far-reaching functions for the Baytown Tourism Office by introducing and deepening the experience of potential visitors to the Baytown Community. Tourism Volunteers have the opportunity to make our community a better place and to experience personal benefits. Studies have shown that volunteering increases personal happiness which also helps protect mental and physical health! We all have busy lives and it can be hard to find time to volunteer; but, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you and your community!