The Avery County Board of Commissioners Monday agreed to pursue an occupancy tax for the county.

The Avery Journal reports that, as written in the document, the resolution would allow the state to authorize the county to levy a room occupancy tax on hotels, motels, lodges and other dwellings that hosts visitors, of up to six percent.

Commissioner Dennis Aldridge made the motion and Tim Phillips seconded the motion.

According to the report, County Attorney Michelle Poore pointed out that the resolution is a formal request to the state legislature to allow the county set a potential occupancy tax.

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the resolution.