Tourism Plan

On September 5, 1990, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) established Pasco County's Tourist Development Council (TDC) and began levying a 2% Tourist Development Tax (TDT) on short term accommodations in the County. Since then the TDC pursued partners and stakeholders throughout the County in order to promote Pasco as a visitor destination. Effective October 1, 2017 the TDT is 4%.

On September 27, 2016, the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners amended the Ordinance No. 90-10 (PDF), codified in Chapter 102 of the Pasco County Code of Ordinances to adopt the 2017-2020 Tourist Development Plan (PDF) (TDP). The 

On November 15, 2017, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) approved a Destination Assessment with Destination Consultancy Group (DCG) to provide evaluative research, planning facilitation and report development services to prepare an updated Strategic Tourism Plan for Pasco County and its Office of Tourism Development (OTD).

On June 20, 2018, the TDC recommended the adoption of the proposed FY2019-FY2021 Strategic Tourism Plan/Tourism Development Plan.

It is important to acknowledge that tourism strategies are identified in the Pasco County Florida 2018–2021 Strategic Plan under the Stimulate Economic Growth and Enhance Quality of Life long-term goal areas.

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO PASCO COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES

On September 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse, Board Room, second floor, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, FL 33525.

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 102 OF THE PASCO COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, BY AMENDING SECTIONS 102-190 TO AMEND AND UPDATE THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR PASCO COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY, REPEALER, SEVERABILITY; INCLUSION INTO CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Please click on the following links to review documents related with this Public Hearing and Ordinance Amendment:

TD18-0057 Agenda Memo

Proposed Ordinance

2019-2021 Strategic Tourism Plan/ Tourism Development Plan Schematic

2019-2021 Strategic Tourism Plan Rationale Report

Proof of Publication