NEW & RENEWAL
BELIZE HOTEL LICENSE
Navigating the process to get approval for an accommodation license in Belize can become a little tricky and frustrating. Let us help you with your hotel license application for your Belize accommodation business. Whether you are renewing or applying for the first time.
WHY YOU NEED TO APPLY
BELIZE ACCOMMODATION LICENSE
If you want to open an accommodation business in Belize you must apply for and get the approval of a hotel license. This ensures that your property has been certified to operate under the Laws of Belize.
All accommodations in Belize must meet tourism industry quality standards and meet the requirements outlined in the Hotels And Tourist Accommodation Act, Chapter 285 of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2011 and the Hotels And Tourist Accommodation Act, Chapter 285S Of The Laws Of Belize Revised Edition 2003.
BELIZE HOTEL LICENSE APPLICATION
How do I apply for a hotel license in Belize?
You will have to work with these departments:
Belize Tourism Board (BTB)
Central Building Authority (CBA)
Department of Environment (DOE)
We will navigate each department to acquire the necessary approval documents as promptly as possible.
BELIZE ACCOMMODATION TAX IS 9%
Once your Belize accommodation license is approved and you start taking guests, you will need to collect from each guest and pay a 9% hotel & tourist accommodation tax on a monthly basis. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is legislated by the Laws of Belize to collect and manage tourist accommodation tax.
This 9% tourist accommodation tax is used to effectively and efficiently fulfill the BTB’s mandated operations for sustaining, marketing and developing Belize’s tourism industry.