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Dear Hotel/Motel Owner:

The Hamilton County Trustee is charged with the responsibility of collecting hotel-motel occupancy taxes for Hamilton County, the City of Chattanooga, the City of East Ridge and the City of Collegedale. You, the owner, act as an agent of the County and City when receiving tax money from your guests.

Timely filing of occupancy tax reports and payments is essential. At the close of each month, both reports and monies are due in the Trustee’s office no later than the 20th of the following month. For example, occupancy taxes collected during the month of June must be in our office by July 20th. The one exception to this rule occurs when the 20th of the month falls on a weekend. In that instance, the deadline will be extended to Monday of that week.  Please be aware that in addition to interest and penalty, Public Act 2004, Chapter No. 900 sets the fine for delinquent hotel-motel tax payments at $50.00 per day and clarifies the additional authority needed to successfully collect the County and City’s money.

On behalf of Hamilton County, the City of Chattanooga, the City of East Ridge and the City of Collegedale, I want thank each of you who remit the hotel-motel taxes on time. For those few who are delinquent, I encourage you to bring your accounts up to date and exercise diligence in keeping them current. Please call or stop by my office anytime that I may be of assistance to you.

Respectfully yours,

Bill Hullander Trustee
Download the Hamilton County ONLY Hotel Motel Tax Form
Download the Hamilton County & City of Chattanooga Hotel Motel Tax Form
Download the Hamilton County & City of East Ridge Hotel Motel Tax Form
Download the Hamilton County & City of Collegedale Hotel Motel Tax Form
  Claim Form for Refund of Hotel and Motel Tax
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