Lodging Tax

The City of Martinsville levies a transient lodging tax on every hotel, motel, tourist home, short-term rental or other lodging places that furnish lodging for compensation to any person on a transient basis (90 consecutive days or less). Effective September 1, 2023, those entities providing such services are required to collect 7% of the total lodging bill. Lodging businesses collect the tax in trust for the City of Martinsville.

The businesses are required to register with the Commissioner of the Revenue and file the appropriate returns by the twentieth day of each month.


Lodging Tax Monthly Remittance Form for August 2023 at 2% Rate (PDF)

Lodging Tax Monthly Remittance Form for Platform Hosts (Airbnb, HomeAway, etc.) August 2023 @ 2% rate(PDF)

Lodging Tax Registration Form (PDF)

Forms Effective September 1, 2023:

In July 2023, Martinsville City Council increased the transient lodging tax effective September 1, 2023 from 2% to 7%.  New forms reflecting the new rate may be downloaded below and were mailed to registered businesses on August 18, 2023.  The first report reflecting the new 7% rate for any stay on or after September 1, 2023 will be due by October 20th.

Lodging Tax Monthly Remittance Form Effective September 1, 2023 (PDF)

Lodging Tax Registration Form (PDF)

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