REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- It will soon cost more to stay the night in Rehoboth Beach. The city has passed a lodging tax of 3 percent of the rent on hotel, motel and tourist rentals. This is in addition to the already existing 8 percent state tax on hotels. 

The city said the lodging tax provides a more equitable means to recover the cost of services from tourism and not pass along these costs to residents. 

The new tax goes into effect on Jan 1, 2020, and will apply even if reservations are booked before then. 

For FY 2020, the city anticipates the tax will generate $113,000 in revenue. 

Rehoboth Beach Mayor Paul Kuhns says that initially that money will go directly into the city's general fund.  

For more information,contact the Communications Department at 302-227-6181 ext. 522 or communications@cityofrehoboth.com.