Erie County

Hotel Lodging Tax

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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