Transient Room Tax

Transient Room (Hotel/Motel Tax)


Washington County Transient Lodging Program
155 N. First Ave, Suite 270,
Hillsboro OR 97124-3072
CONTACT:  Florina Jones
Work: (503) 846-4448
Fax: (503) 846-4464

The Transient Room Tax is a tax collected from lodging guests (daily or weekly renters at hotels, motels and other lodgings establishments). This tax has been in existence since 1972.  In March 31, 2000 the tax rate within Washington County was 7%.  A new Ordinance was passed to take effect July 1, 2006 increasing the tax rate within Washington County to 9%.  Of the 9% tax collected within the Washington County, 5% is returned to the lodging operators as a service fee for the collection. 

The balance of the tax is distributed as follows: 28% goes to the General Fund of Washington County, 11% goes to the Washington County Fair Grounds, 28% split among the Cities within Washington County, 11% to the Washington County Visitors Association and the remaining 22% dedicated to fund Tourism.

Washington County Transient Room Tax Code
   PDF documentation of the adopted 9% room tax collection code for Washington County.

Washington County Transient Room Tax Revenue Trends FY 09-10 Thru FY14-15 4TH QTR

   Revenue trends for the 6 previous fiscal years.

Transient Room Tax Flow Chart 




Transient Room Tax Registration Form
   Submitted to the County for new establishments or change in ownership or establishment name.

Transient Room Tax Remittance Form
Submitted for Monthly or Quarterly tax remittance.

Transient Room Tax Government Exemption Form 
   To assist in documentation of tax exemption for government business stays.