The town of Gardiner, Montana, is an unincorporated town of roughly 800 year-round residents at the original entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Most of the year, Gardiner is a quiet town with a strong western heritage, a thriving community, and tremendous wildlife-watching opportunities. In the summer, Gardiner hosts nearly one million park visitors.
The Gardiner Resort Area and a 3% resort tax were approved by qualified electors on April 8, 2014 and became effective on June 1, 2014. The Gardiner Resort Area District was approved by the qualified electors on May 5, 2015 and members of the Board of Directors were elected by the qualified electors on November 3, 2015.
The tax is collected from June 1 to September 30. Funds are used for property tax relief, community services, cultural grants, community infrastructure, and visitor services.
Total Resort Taxes By Season
2014 = $400,590
2015 = $472,268
2016 = $610,660
2017 = $624,810
2018 = $659,399
In this site, you will find detailed information on the tax, meeting minutes from the board, necessary forms for tax collection and remittance, and information on the board.