Hotel / Motel Tax

Municipal Hotel Tax
The City of Elmhurst, pursuant to State statute, imposes a tax on the gross rental receipts of hotel operators. Upon the implementation of the tax, the City Council dedicated 50% of the funds to encourage tourism and additional commerce, as well as to enhance the cultural aspects of the City. Specifically, the funds were used for: 
  • Projects
  • Promotional material
  • Organizations
  • Events

The City’s hotel tax rate of 4% has not changed since FY 96 / 97 when it was increased from 3%.