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December 20, 2012

Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax Committee releases applications for Hotel/Motel Tax Funds




 Certain Portions of Sporting Facilities: Expenses for a certain percentage of a facility’s patrons that are directly contributing to increased local hotel activity.


 Shuttle Services for Convention Activities: Shuttle services for an event is an eligible expense provided the shuttle services begins or terminates at a local hotel facility.


Applications can be downloaded from the Orange County Economic Development Corporation web site at  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. January 18, 2013 at the OCEDC offices; 1201 Childers Road, Orange, TX 77630 or interested persons can call the OCEDC offices at (409) 883-7770 and have an application mailed to you.  The Hotel/Motel Tax Committee will review the applications and hold a public hearing in February.  The committee will then make recommendations to the Orange County Commissioner’s Court for expenditure of the funds.  


One major project that will be considered for funding will be the CHAMPS project to be located on Highway 1442.  This proposed facility was the focal point for the passing of the tax.  This will be a multi-million dollar project that will serve many uses for Orange County.  It has not been determined how much of the tax funds will be dedicated to that project.  All remaining funds will be dedicated to the various projects around Orange County.




Dear 501(C) Organization,


Orange County is presently accepting applications for Hotel/Motel Tax funding requests for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year. The application should be self-explanatory but any questions you may have can be directed to the Orange County Economic Development Corporation.  


Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m., January 18, 2013 and should be mailed to the attention of Bobby Fillyaw, Executive Director, Orange County Economic Development Corp., 1201 Childers Road, Orange, Texas 77630.  The attached application form should be used for your request.  Any additional application forms may be downloaded from the Orange County Economic Development Corporation website at  HYPERLINK ""  

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