Lodging Tax

 

Thank you for investing in Ashtabula County by offering lodging and other hospitality guest services to our many tourists.We sincerely appreciate your contributions to this vibrant and expanding sector of our economy. The county's lodging tax provides funding for our tourism promotion activities.

Resolution 2013-202, passed by the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners in July 2013, requires registration of all providers of transient lodging in Ashtabula County prior to the collection of the county's 5 percent bed (lodging) tax. Resolution 2013-202 
 
Are you planning to open a new lodging business in Ashtabula County? You will need to apply for a certificate of registration from the county. There is no fee to register. Do you need to register for a certificate? There are two way to register print this Establishment Registration  or you can  Register Online.

 If you close the business or convert it to long-term (more than 30 days to one guest) lodging, you will need to surrender the certificate.

Registrations are reviewed annually and compliance is spot checked throughout the year. Non-compliance can result in penalties, fines, an audit and prosecution through the Ashtabula County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Your guests also may be required to pay a lodging tax to the village, township or city. See the table for rates and contact numbers below.

Lodging tax forms are emailed to providers monthly if the provider has an email on file. County reporting forms and official documents are available from the this website in PDF format.

Ashtabula County does not provide for online payment of lodging tax at this time. Payment must be made by check made payable to:

Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners
Lodging tax/Jamie
25 West Jefferson St.
Jefferson OH 44047

FAQs for lodging tax
Entity  Rate Contact
Ashtabula Conty 5.0 440-576-3748
Ashtabula City 3.0 440-992-7101
Austinburg Township 3.0 440-275-1378
Conneaut City 3.0 440-593-7516
Geneva City 3.0 440-466-3316
Geneva on the Lake 3.0 440-466-8197
Harpersfield Township 3.0 440-466-2242
Saybrook Township 3.0 440-969-1106

Lodging Tax Reporting Forms