Lodging & Occupancy Tax

Code Definition

The Fredericksburg City Code defines lodging as any room, lodging, or space furnished to any transient.

Transient is defined as any person who, for any period of not more than 90 consecutive days, either at his own expense or at the expense of another, obtains lodging at any hotel.

Hotel is defined as any public or private hotel, inn, hostelry, tourist home or house, tourist camp, tourist cabin, camping grounds, motel, rooming house, or other lodging place within the city offering lodging, for compensation, to any transient.

Tax Rate

Every business establishment in the City of Fredericksburg offering lodging for compensation is required to charge a 8% tax on the total paid for the lodging as of July 1, 2023. Businesses charging lodging tax need to file with the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office a Lodging Tax Registration form (PDF) prior to initiation of the lodging charge.

A set of Monthly Remittance of Tax on Lodging forms (PDF) will be mailed to the taxpayer to be used for filing each month. Remittance forms and payment are due on or before the 20th of the month following collection.