Hotel Tax

Under Chester County Ordinance No. 2019-02, every business labeled as a “hotel” must apply a 5% tax to every rental of a room with a bed.  This tax is sometimes referred to as a bed tax, lodging tax, occupancy tax or transiency tax. Depending on the size or class of the county and the intended use of the collected revenue, some counties may apply a higher tax rate. In Chester County, 96% of collected hotel tax dollars is passed over to the Chester County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau with the intended purpose of providing funding to assist in effectively marketing Chester County in a highly competitive tourism market. 

If you own a hotel and have any questions about Hotel Tax in Chester County, please contact Susan Scott at or
call 610-344-5601.

Hotel Tax Forms