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Tourist and Convention Development Tax

Important Announcement: Florida Statutes 212.12 was amended by House Bill 5701 on April 20, 2012. Effective July 1, 2012, you may only deduct a collection allowance when tax returns are both filed and paid electronically.

Every person who rents living accommodations located in Volusia County for a period of six months or less must register with the county.

The total tourist and convention development tax to be collected on short term rentals is 6%. This total includes:

  • Tourist Development/Resort Tax – a 3% tax on short term rentals (6 months or less) of living accommodations. Revenue from these funds is pledged to secure and liquidate revenue bonds for the acquisition, construction, extension, enlargement, remodeling, repair, improvement, maintenance, operation or promotion of one or more publicly owned and operated convention centers, sports stadiums, sports arenas, coliseums or auditoriums within Volusia County.
  • Convention Development Tax - a 3% tax on short term rentals (6 months or less) of living accommodations. Revenue is to be used to promote and advertise tourism, and to fund convention bureaus, tourist bureaus, tourist information centers, and news bureaus.

File returns online through TouristExpress

After you have registered with Volusia County to collect and remit the tourist and convention development tax you can track and manage your rental property information, file a return, and pay your tourist/convention development tax online through a secure website. Click the image below.

Instructions for using TouristExpress

Frequently asked questions

Report a rental evader

Collections Data


Registration form

Tourist and convention development tax return (for registered taxpayers only)

Request to waive penalty

Mailing address change

Account status change request

Application for TDT refund (pdf format)

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Once completed and signed, please fax or mail to the number or address on the form.

Director|Tax Collector
Rhonda C. Orr,  CGFO

Office hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Daytona Beach

New Smyrna Beach

Orange City
(386) 736-5938