UPDATE: Tax increases pass in Sevierville

Sevierville votes to increase taxes by 2% on dining out and amusements.

New light has been installed at Douglas Dam Road and Parkway in Sevierville. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Sevierville Board of Mayor and Alderman pass a 2% tax increas on dining out and amusements. They also voted to decrease the lodging tax in the city from 3% to 2%.

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Sevierville is looking to increase taxes by 2% on dining out and amusements.

The Sevierville Board of Mayor and Alderman will look for a second time Monday at 6pm at an increase in a restaurant privilege tax and an amusement tax.

The city board is also considering a motion that would decrease the lodging tax in the city from 3% to 2%. The city plans for upcoming year to use over 85% for tourist related expenditures, the rest to general fund.

The Sevierville Board of Mayor and Alderman will meet for a regular meeting at Sevierville Civic Center at 6:00 P.M. Monday evening.

The board will still have to meet for a third reading before it is officially approved.


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