Erie County

Hotel Lodging Tax


The filing date for your quarterly or monthly lodging tax return is due on the 15th of the following month or quarter.

Regulations have not changed for any Corona Virus issues. Please use our payment portal as before for you filings.

First quarter (January-March) 2020 is due on April 15, 2020 or if you file monthly, March is due on April 15, 2020.


Change of Lodging Tax filing date for 2020

the filing due date for your quarterly and/or monthly lodging tax return has changed to the 15th of the month.

  • If you file MONTHLY – Rents collected in January 2020 are due by February 15th 2020.
  • If you file QUARTERLY – Rents collected between January 2020 – March 2020 are due by April 15th 2020.

Please continue to use our payment portal for your filings. Additional information is available at the Erie County Auditor’s Website or feel free to call our office at 419-627-7743.

2019 Lodging Tax Guidelines

AUDITOR’S OFFICE REGISTRATION OF NEW RENTAL PROPERTIES: Please fill out the attached registration form if you were not a 2018 lodging/rental tax payer. Send it or scan and email it to our office so we can set up your rental account number which is specific to your taxing district location. You will need to know this account number when you pay your taxes on the website. We will email the account number to you. There is NO cost for registration with Erie County.

STEP 1: Registration form PDF

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL OLD AND NEW RENTAL PROPERTIES: Please go online to the Localgov software website at and register your business.

STEP 2: Erie County-Localgov-Tax-User Guide Important: Please review the attached user guide before completing STEP 3.

STEP 3: Click here to register your business. You will enter preliminary information and then it will send you an activation email. Once you get the email, please click on the link to go in and activate and set up the rest of your account.

2018 Tax payments- including December or 4th Quarter 2018 payments- Please continue to send us the paper return and check via the mail.

2019 Lodging Tax payments : Please use the Localgov website starting with January 2019 rents you collect. Filings can be monthly or quarterly.

Please monitor our website for notice that the forms are ready for your tax payment and reporting.

Download the Hotel Lodging Excise Tax Code of Regulations (4% 2019 Regulations)

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