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Annual Meeting Notice: 

Employment:  The Door County Tourism Zone Commission has the following postion available: Adminstrator


In the news:

Press Release 3-23-17

Advocate Article 3-24-17 "Commission Targets Tax Dodgers"

Room Tax Dollars Fuel the Marketing of Door County

Leave Room Tax Alone

Video Streaming Becoming a Big Factor in Marketing for Tourism

Commission Cracks Down on Room Tax Cheats (Peninsula Pulse 1.27.17)

Tourism Zone goes after unpaid room tax 1.24.17

Press Release 1.19.17

Room Tax provides marketing money for tourism 4.12.16

2-18-2021: UWW Whitewater Fiscal Economic Research Center Room Tax Rate Study Information:


12-18-2020 Memo to Permit Holders regarding the Town of Baileys Harbor Proposal to Raise the Room Tax Rate




At the Door County Tourism Zone, the health and well-being of our customers, colleagues and communities are our top priority. Given the evolving concerns around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to help support community health management efforts, we are temporarily suspending office access. We plan to re-open in the future subject to public health conditions.

The Door County Tourism Zone  will continue to be available for assistance with normal operating hours: Monday – Friday 8 AM- 4PM. We will be here for you via email and telephone.

If you need assistance, please phone 920-854-6200

Or email: [email protected]


The Door County Tourism Zone Commission website offers the opportunity to review room tax reportingDoor County Visitor Bureau Reporting, file your room tax online, read our current newsletter and learn more about why room tax is essential to the Destination Marketing Program for Door County.  Please review our Room Tax Primer to learn more about how all lodging properties and the Door County  community benefit from room tax.

Interested in renting your property and need more information? You can obtain the permit application to permit your property and utilize our getting started checklist for those who are just getting started with short term rentals.  Our  Guide to Commencing Short Term Rentals in Door County, Frequently Asked Questions and Interim Guide for Marketplace Providers who use a Marketplace Seller such as Airbnb, VRBO, etc. publications, Good Neighbor Best Practices (modifiable download) have all the need to know information for permit holders.  For additional requirements please click here.

For assitance with reporting room tax you can refer to our Guide to Monthly Room Tax Reporting and How to File Online. The local municipal room tax report form can be found here.

You can also keep up to date with the Administrator's Report  to hear about permitting, reporting complaince and current news.  If you can't attend our meetings, all of the Tourism Zone meeting minutes are posted online.  Review Tourism Zone bulletins here.

To contact the Door County Tourism Zone please phone 920-854-6200 or email: [email protected]

Recent Bulletins:

  • Permit Holder Email with New Local Municipal Room Tax Report Form

1-21-20 Marketplace Provider Legislation Update

1-3-2020 Action Required: Important Information about possible changes to lodging marketplace room tax collection


Important Bulletin 12-16-19 for those who utilze online lodging marketplaces 


The Power of Tourism in Door County



Door County visitors spent $366.6 million in 2018, an increase of $8.1 million dollars (2.26%) over the $358.5 million dollars spent by visitors in 2017 according to a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism in May, 2019. Tourism in Door County also supported 3,237 jobs and brought in $38.8 million in state and local tax revenue in 2018. View an economic impact press release here.


Latest from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue regarding Lodging Marketplaces.




TOURISM WORKS FOR US: The history of room tax in Door County

Why and When…In May of 2007 the Door County Tourism Zone Commission was established out of the hard work from a group of concerned citizens.  Studies showed that Door County was losing its market share to other locations in the state; the only way for Door County to remain a sought after destination was to generate money for a broader marketing campaign.  The Door County economy has benefited from those efforts with improved national and regional exposure as a result of the establishment of room tax in Door County.

TOURISM WORKS FOR US: What is room tax and who has to pay it?

For the privilege of occupancy in any lodging facilities, each transient is subject to and pays a tax in the amount of 5.5% of the rent charged by each lodging provider.  Lodging facilities come in many forms and must be permitted for transient rental.  Common examples include: Hotels, motels, B&B’S, cabins, cottages, lodges, homes, condos or rental rooms.  This is not an all-inclusive list.  The Door County Tourism Zone evaluates new forms of lodging for permitting requirements as types of lodging continue to develop and change.

Looking for a brief introduction to room tax in Door County? Watch our explainer video below:


Are your ready to permit your property and be a tourism champion?  Start here with our checklist, permit application, and FAQ's.  

Did you know that filing your room tax is quick and easy? Click the button below to file online.  Not sure how to login? Contact the office and we would be happy to do a training session or provide you everything you need to file your room tax online. 


Have questions or need assistance?

The Door County Tourism Zone Commission office is open daily 8-4. 

Best to call first as the administrator can from time to time be out for meetings, training, vacation, etc. 920-854-6200.




[email protected]