Lodging Tax


The New ONLINE Business Tax portal will be officially launched at www.charlottesville.gov/Online-Business-Portal.  At the same time, the existing online payment platform will be removed.

Any Meals Tax and Transient Occupancy Tax filings completed on January 1, 2023 and forward must use the new platform.

In order to use the portal, you must provide;  1) Business mailing Zip code,  2) Business Tax Account number,  3) Business EIN or SSN.

Transient Occupancy Tax Return

Transient occupancy tax rate, 8% effective July 1, 2019!

Pay Transient Occupancy tax

Fill out the Charlottesville Transient Occupancy Tax Form to get started.

Every lodging establishment in the City of Charlottesville offering lodging for compensation (for a period of no more than 30 consecutive days), shall impose an 8% tax on the total amount paid for lodging.  Those using online rental platforms like Airbnb must report gross rental receipts, not the payout from the platform!

New Businesses

New businesses are to complete the Transient Occupancy Tax Registration (PDF) and send it to the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office. The tax is remitted monthly with the Transient Occupancy Tax Return Form on or before the 20th of the following month.  Businesses must file a return every month even if they have no receipts to report!