DEADLINE EXTENDED For TDT Citizen Advisory Task Force Funding Interest Indicator – Now Due May 5, 2023
Next Task Force Meeting Set for May 12, 2023
Orange County’s Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Citizen Advisory Task Force funding interest indicator form is available online at, www.ocfl.net/TDT. The deadline for submission has been extended to May 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
Organizations interested in pursuing funding once TDT revenues become available and have proposals that align with Florida Statute 125.0104, are encouraged to provide the necessary information through the online application and submit to TDTCitizenAdvisory@ocfl.net.
The goal of this task force is to review and provide input to the Board of County Commissioners and Tourist Development Council on potential uses of future, unencumbered TDT revenues within current statutory framework.
Funding Interest Indicator forms are due by Friday, May 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. and will be discussed at the next TDT Citizen Advisory Task Force Meeting on Friday, May 12, 2023.
First Meeting | Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Second Meeting | Friday, May 12, 2023 at 1 p.m. **UPDATED**
Third Meeting | Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Fourth Meeting | Monday, June 26, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Fifth Meeting | Monday, July 17, 2023 at 9 a.m.
The task force is expected to complete its work by July 2023, and will conclude with a report or presentation to the Tourism Development Council and the Board of County Commissioners on its findings.
Florida Statute 125.0104 outlines the authorized uses of the Tourist Development Tax. The authorized uses are listed below.
- Fund publicly owned convention centers, sports stadiums, sports arenas, coliseums, auditoriums, aquariums
- Promote zoological parks
- Promote and advertise tourism nationally and internationally
- Fund convention bureaus, tourist bureaus and tourist information centers
- Finance beach park facilities, or beach, channel, estuary, lake or lagoon improvement, maintenance, renourishment, restoration and erosion control
- While Orange County is currently at 30%, if a threshold of at least 40% of all tourist development tax revenues collected in a county are spent to promote and advertise tourism, a county may use funds to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate or finance public facilities if the public facilities are needed to increase tourist-related business activities in that county. Tax revenues may be used for any related land acquisition, land improvement, design and engineering costs, and all other professional and related costs required to bring the public facilities into service. As used in this subparagraph, the term “public facilities” means major capital improvements that have a life expectancy of five (5) or more years, including, but not limited to, transportation, sanitary sewer, solid waste, drainage, potable water, and pedestrian facilities.
About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.