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In November 2013, Tillamook County voters approved a county-wide transient lodging tax (TLT), which became effective January 1, 2014.  The allocation, use, and disbursement of TLT funds shall be consistent with ORS 320.300 to 320.350, county Ordinance #74, county Ordinance #75, any ordinance amendments, and the TLT Policy for Tourism-Related Facilities.

Ordinance #74 provides that 70% of the net TLT funds be used to fund tourism promotion or tourism-related facilities; finance or refinance the debt of tourism-related facilities; and pay reasonable administrative costs incurred in financing. Except for the cost of tax collection and administration, the 30% balance is dedicated to the maintenance of county roads. Over $2 million has been allocated so far toward tourism-related facilities, and completed projects are featured in the Board of Commissioners' TLT Tourism-Related Facilities Grant Success Series.

Grant Funding Opportunities

The January 2018 Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Tourism-Related Facilities Grant Cycle for Tillamook County is now closed (click here for a copy of the application package). The Board of Commissioners awarded the following grants on May 9, 2018 and all grant agreements expire on May 8, 2021:

  Applicant Project Title Award
1 City of Tillamook Planning Study for the City of Tillamook Extension Segment of the Coastal Salmonberry Trail
 $    15,000.00
2 Nestucca Valley Community Alliance Nestucca Valley Community Alliance Park Equipment  $    15,000.00
3 North County Recreation District Architectural Services - Lobby and ADA Restrooms for Performing Arts Center  $    12,600.00
4 Oceanside Neighborhood Association Oceanside Beach Access Design Plan

Project Complete - Presentation

 $    15,000.00
5 Oregon State Parks Nehalem Bay State Park Oregon Coast Trail Segment  $    12,414.00
6 Oregon State Parks Nehalem Bay State Park Tsunami Evacuation Trails, Phase 1  $    15,000.00
7 Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce Tillamook Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center Fašade Renovation

Project Complete - Presentation
 $    14,986.00
    Total:  $ 100,000.00


Other Links

Cape Kiwanda Master Plan for Tourism-Related Facilities

TLT White Paper

Tillamook County Fairgrounds projects (funded by TLT tourism-related facilities):

Visit Tillamook Coast (Tillamook County's official tourism promotion site)


Be on the lookout for green signs that say "Transient Lodging Tax Community Project" to highlight completed TLT tourism-related facilities projects throughout Tillamook County. Here are a few samples:



Photos of some completed tlt tourism-related facilities grant program projects

North County Recreation District's Performing Arts Center Renovation


Kiawanda Community Center's Faye Jensen Hall Addition


Kilchis Point Reserve Restrooms


Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce's Historic Caboose & Train Depot Restoration


Manzanita Visitor's Center Bike Rack, Beach Accessible Wheelchair Storage Building, and Patio


Nestucca Valley Community Alliance Parking Lot in Pacific City


Port of Garibaldi's Event Tent Site


Port of Garibaldi's Information Booth


Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust's Salmonberry Trail Coastal Segment Planning


Bay City Art Center's Hoquarton Historical Interpretive Center


Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts' Addition for ADA Restrooms







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