Hotel/Motel Tax

This tax is levied in Kent County at a rate of 5% and is collected by all persons engaged in the business of providing accommodations for dwelling, sleeping or lodging for transient guest. Lodging facilities where the lodger stays less than 30 consecutive days is remitted to the County on a quarterly or monthly basis.

What is the payment schedule?

Payments are due on the 15 th  day of the following month. For example, payments for the month of January 2020 are due February 15, 2020. We do not accept postmark dates.

What is the interest fee for a late payment?

A penalty at the rate of one percent (1%) per month shall be charged on payments made after the due date.

Who is exempt from paying Kent County hotel motel tax?

Any guest that stays 30+ consecutive days is considered tax exempt. Businesses including airlines are not considered tax exempt unless it is the same individual staying for 30+ consecutive nights.

Do I pay monthly or quarterly?

Payments are remitted monthly. Quarterly available by request only

How do I make my monthly or quarterly payment?

Kent County lodging tax payments should be made by completing the excise tax form:

Once completed, the form should be printed and mailed along with your check or money order made payable to “Kent County Treasurers” to:

Kent County Treasurers Office
P.O. Box Y
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-4925

Alternatively, you may overnight your payment or bring your completed excise tax form with your check or money order to the Kent County Administration Building, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49501-4925, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mastercard, Visa also accepted with a 2.35% processing fee

Payments can also be made via ACH when paying by ACH please submit the excise tax form to if you would like to set up ACH payments please contact Tara Morton at 616-632-7496 or for more information

Kent County State of Michigan Ordinance

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Tara Morton at or (616) 632-7496