Accommodation Excise Tax
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners adopted an amendment to the Washtenaw County Ordinance at their meeting on October 17, 2012. This amendment makes the County Finance Director responsible to administer and enforce the Ordinance. This change is effective as of December 17, 2012.
For questions concerning the Ordinance and collection of Excise Tax please contact Mary Cortese at cortesem@ewashtenaw or via phone at 734-222-6660.
The State of Michigan Act 263 of 1974 permits counties “to impose and collect an excise tax on persons engaged in the business of providing rooms for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes to transient guest; to provide for the disposition of the revenues thereof; and to prescribe penalties”.
The Washtenaw County Accommodation Ordinance was adopted by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in 1974. The Ordinance was updated in 2008 to increase the excise tax from 2% to 5%; as well as implement other changes. The Ordinance was further updated in 2012 to exempt Bed and Breakfast, including cottages and individuals who periodically lease rooms in their homes, from having to pay the accommodation excise tax if they meet certain criteria.
The Accommodation Ordinance Commission
The Accommodation Ordinance Commission Upcoming Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held on Tuesdays at 9 am at:
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
Meeting Room B
4135 Washtenaw Ave.
January 8 (minutes)
March 5 (agenda)
For information regarding the meetings contact Nicole Hann at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 734.222.6845.