Resort Tax History

ApprovalResort Tax Election Results

The Whitefish Resort Tax was approved by City voters, with 56% voting in favor, on November 7, 1995. The tax was implemented on February 1, 1996, initiating a 20-year term that expires on January 31, 2025.

Resort Tax Projects Since 1996


  • 19th Street overlay (Baker Avenue to Highway 93)
  • 6th and Geddes-Complete construction
  • 6th Street / Geddes-Baker Avenue to 3rd Street-In progress
  • 7th Street (Columbia Avenue to Pine Avenue)
  • 7th Street (Pine Avenue to street terminus)
  • Baker Avenue (2nd Street to River)
  • Baker Avenue (River to 10th Street)Resort Tax Collection Pie Chart
  • Baker Avenue overlay (10th Street to 19th Street)
  • Central Avenue-Railway to 3rd
  • Colorado Avenue (Edgewood Drive to Crestwood Court)
  • Columbia Avenue (2nd Street to 7th Street)
  • Columbia Avenue (River to 7th Street)
  • Community-wide sidewalk replacement project - 84 blocks
  • Lupfer Avenue (Entire length)
  • Railway St. (Columbia Avenue to Somers Avenue)
  • Railway St. (Miles Avenue to O’Brien Avenue)
  • Skyles Place (Wisconsin Avenue to Dakota Avenue)
  • Somers Avenue (Railway Street to 2nd Street)

Future Projects:

  • E 2nd Street
  • E Edgewood Place
  • Karrow Avenue
  • State Park Road
  • W 7th Street


  • 2nd to Armory TrailResort Tax Expenditures
  • Baker Park Bike/Ped Path
  • Baker Street Park Bike/Ped Path
  • Donation for New Baseball Stadium
  • East Edgewood Trail
  • Grouse Mountain Park Tennis Court reconstruction
  • Ice Den Signage
  • Kay Beller Park Construction
  • Memorial Park Basketball Court Resurfacing
  • Riverside Park Bike/Ped Path
  • Riverside Park Tennis Court improvements
  • Rocksund Footbridge
  • Rocksund/Monegan Trail

Future Projects:

  • Additional Donations for New Baseball Stadium
  • Boat Dock at City Beach
  • Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan
  • Riverside Tennis Court Renovation