Maumee City Council on Dec. 18, 2023, updated the city’s Hotel-Motel and Transient Tax by defining the lodging tax for motels, hotels and other short-term rental facilities.

The updated ordinance now includes the definition of “transient accommodation” and requires a three percent excise tax to be collected on all transient guests for lodging, including any fees added for cleaning or other charges, which are the same taxes collected on all hotel and motel guests.  The new legislation takes effect on Jan. 18, 2024, and will have a financial impact on small bed-and-breakfast operations as well as Airbnb lodging facilities.

Maumee has had a lodging tax since at least 1979 and the revisions to this tax ordinance ensure a level playing field for all those businesses participating in the lodging industry.

It is not unusual for a city to consider short-term rental properties in a hotel/motel tax ordinance. In addition to Maumee, other Ohio cities including Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland as well as the counties of Athens, Cuyahoga, Erie, Hocking, and Warren are collecting lodging taxes from short-term rental stays.

For more Information, please visit the finance section of the City of Maumee website here: