Lodging Tax

The lodging tax section administers both the 3% lodging tax that funds the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) and 2% lodging tax that funds the Convention Facilities Authority (CFA). These taxes are paid by the guest and authorized under Ohio Revised Code sections 5739.024(A), 5739.024(G) and 5739.09(A1) and (A4), and by resolutions of the Ashtabula County Commissioners: 91-451, 91-825, 93-1687, 2002-221, 2002-471, 2002-924, 2003-891 and 2013-202. The Lodging Tax office issues certificates of registration and new lodging facilities must obtain a certificate at least 30 days prior to opening for transient-guest lodging. 

The guest is responsible for paying the lodging tax and the operator is responsible for collecting it. Failure to collect the tax does not remove the responsibility to report and pay the taxes due.
The lodging administrator also assists the ACCVB, Lodge, and Conference Center and other tourism-support groups with special tourism development projects, including The Ashtabula Wave newsletter, Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail, Geneva Township Friends of the Schoolhouse cultural/arts project, "Field Guide to Ashtabula County" publication and Film Forum on the Lake independent film festival.

Lodging tax reporting forms are online at this site for convenient download. Forms are in the PDF format in both editable and non-editable formats. Upon request, we will email reporting forms to you monthly or quarterly, as you wish. These forms are listed under the "How Do I Find" section.

Lodging tax forms are emailed to providers monthly if the provider selects that option.
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

New Lodge Registration

Are you planning to pen a new lodging business in Ashtabula County? You will need to apply for a certificate of registration from the county.

Lodging Tax Reporting Forms