Lodging Occupancy Tax

Online Bed Tax System

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Cuyahoga County property owners can register their short-term rental via an easy-to-use online portal. The GovOS / MuniRevs online portal provides the county with a detailed account of the short-term rental landscape and simplifies the application and renewal process for registration. The portal also facilitates the lodging tax collection process for the county’s 6.5% bed tax.

Register your lodging establishments and complete your registration

Contact Us

Lodging Tax Office -
Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office

2079 East Ninth St., 3rd Floor 121-E
Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: 216-443-7140

Fax: 216-443-2094

The County Fiscal Officer acts as an agent for Cuyahoga County with respect to the collection and disposition of the Cuyahoga County excise tax on lodging of transient guests. The department that handles these varied duties and responsibilities is the Lodging Occupancy Tax Office.

The powers and duties of this department are defined by the Cuyahoga County Code of Regulations. A copy of this Code of Regulations is attached to this Home Page. The Lodging Occupancy Tax Office is located on the third floor of the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office. All general questions or concerns can easily be directed and/or handled by calling 216-698-2540.

The main purpose of this department is to collect the 6.5% County bed tax which will then be disbursed to Medical Mart, Municipalities, and Destination Cleveland.

In order to regulate the checks and balances for the above-mentioned County bed tax, the Lodging Occupancy Tax Office conducts countywide audits to approximately 186 current establishments. Our services are often called upon to answer questions regarding the most accurate ways to monitor the tax responsibilities at these establishments.

Lodging Occupancy Tax FAQ's

What is the County bed tax?
Who must file County bed taxes?
When is the County bed tax filed?
Are Bed and Breakfast or House/Room facilities required to collect Lodging Tax?
Does each city within Cuyahoga County collect their own bed tax or does the County impose the only bed tax?
Is there a specific form to be used by the Lodging establishment in determining the amount of tax to be paid to the County? How often is the tax paid to the County?
New lodging establishment?
To whom is the check made payable for the Lodging occupancy taxes?