Belize Hotel License Application Services


Navigating the Central Building Authority (CBA), Department of Environment (DOE), Health Department, Fire Department, filling out all those forms...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.

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Sample of a Belize Hotel License

Why You Need A
Belize Hotel License

If you want to open an accommodation business in Belize, must apply for and get approved, a hotel license. 

This insures 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 set forth 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.

The Main Process For
Belize Hotel Licensing

You may be asking yourself, "Where exactly do I start when it comes to applying for a hotel license in Belize?"

These are the main Government of Belize departments you will need to work with and the approval documents you will need:

  • Central Building Authority (CBA): No Objection Letter

  • Department of Environment (DOE): Environmental Clearance Letter

  • Fire Department: No Objection Letter

  • Health Department: No Objection Letter

We will navigate each department so as to acquire the necessary approval documents.


Accommodation Taxes
You Will Need To Pay

Upon receiving your hotel license, and starting operating your accommodation business, you will need to pay a 9% hotel & tourist accommodation tax.


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.

Hotels and Tourist Accommodations are required to collect this  9%  tax from each guest, on behalf of the Government of Belize.


This tax is then paid to the BTB on a monthly basis on our before the 15th of each month.

What's Next?

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