BC Tourism Industry

Program Requirements & Application Procedure

Program Requirements

The MRDT Program Requirements outline the requirements for the Program and provides guidance and assistance to municipalities, regional districts and eligible entities applying to request that the Province levy the tax, on their behalf, in a designated accommodation area.


Application Procedures

The Application Form (Appendix 1.1) provides a checklist of the documentation required in order to apply for MRDT implementation, renewal, rate change or use of general MRDT for affordable housing in a designated accommodation area.

The Application Form must be completed in full, signed, and included with your completed MRDT application package.

To apply for a 3% MRDT rate: New MRDT applicants and all current MRDT communities (including those not subject to renewal applications) must submit a complete application.

To use general MRDT revenue for affordable housing: Designated recipients (including those not subject to renewal applications) that wish to use general MRDT revenues for affordable housing must submit a complete application package including all the documentation required for a renewal or rate increase application outlined in the MRDT Program Requirements.

To use Online Accommodation Platform (OAP) MRDT revenue for affordable housing: Designated recipients are able to use OAP MRDT revenues on affordable housing initiatives without submitting a new five-year strategic business plan or application package; however, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will be consulted prior to implementation of affordable housing initiatives and details must be included with the annual tactical plan due on November 30th each year.

Information on application procedures and requirements can be found in Section 7 and 9 of the Municipal and Regional District Tax Program Requirements. Information on affordable housing can be found in Section 8 of the Municipal and Regional District Tax Program Requirements.

Complete application packages must be submitted in PDF format to Destination British Columbia via email at MRDT@destinationbc.ca.