In 2015, lodging property owners joined forces with the Siskiyou Economic Development Council to implement Siskiyou County's first-ever Tourism Improvement District. This district unites eight jurisdictions as well as county territory with the shared goal to raise sustainable funds to market the region as a travel and tourism destination.
The Siskiyou Tourism Improvement District (TID) is run by a 7 member management committee comprised of assessment-paying business owners and managers that represent a variety of locations in Siskiyou. Meetings are open to the public and are held monthly at convenient locations along the I-5 corridor. For a full listing of meetings, visit the
The TID raises approximately $550,000 annually from a 2% self-assessment on lodging properties and the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. The funds are used to market Siskiyou as a traveler destination. Learn more about the district in the District Management Plan (link).
Is the TID a tax?
No. The TID is a self-assessment, voted on and approved by those that pay the assessment.
What’s the difference between the TID and TOT?
TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) is a tax that is controlled by the jurisdictions that voted to approve it. The funds are not mandated to go towards tourism, where the funds raised through the TID are controlled by the assessment paying businesses and are legally mandated to go towards tourism marketing.
What businesses are assessed?
Lodging properties, including hotels, motels, campgrounds, RV parks, and vacation rentals. The Mt. Shasta Ski Park is also an assessed business, by choice.
How are funds collected?
Please see the District Management Plan (link)
Can my business join the TID?
The Management Committee is currently considering a membership model in which certain business types could “opt
in” to receive the benefit of the district marketing efforts. At this time, the only businesses that can participate are
those that are legally defined in the district. (link to District Management Plan)
Will the TID fund my event or project?
The Management Committee has decided to focus 100% on building and launching a successful brand and parallel
campaigns during the first 5 year term. Many districts develop a structure in which some funds get allocated towards
local event/project grants. The Management Committee is aware of these models and will indicate when/if they are
ready to pursue.