1704 Chantilly Drive,
LaPlace, LA 70068
P.O. Box 2066
LaPlace, LA 70069
Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax
Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4574.12 enacted on June 6, 2000, served to create the River Parishes Convention, Tourist, and Visitors District within the Parishes of St James, St John the Baptist, and St Charles, and empowered the River Parishes Convention, Tourist, and Visitors Commission as its governing authority. The statute further provides for the Commission's authority to levy and collect a hotel/motel occupancy tax. Effective January 1, 2021, the rate of the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax is four percent (4%). Prior to that date the Commission's established Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax rate was two percent (2%).
River Parishes Tourist Commission Ordinance 20-01
Through a cooperative endeavor agreement with the St John the Baptist Parish School Board, and through designation by the Collector, the St John the Baptist Parish Tax Office collects the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax on behalf of the Commission, for subject transactions in St John the Baptist Parish..
Returns and remittances of the St John the Baptist Parish Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax are due on the first day of the month following the transaction and delinquent after the twenthieth day of the month, or next business day thereafter if the twentieth falls on a weekend or holiday. Forms for reporting the tax can be found here St John the Baptist Parish Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Return