Under Chester County Ordinance No. 2017-1, every business labeled as a “hotel” must apply a 5% tax to every rental of a room with a bed. This tax is sometimes referred to as a bed tax, lodging tax, occupancy tax or transiency tax. Depending on the size or class of the county and the intended use of the collected revenue, some counties may apply a higher tax rate. In Chester County all but 4% of collected hotel tax dollars is passed over to the Chester County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau with the intended purpose of providing funding to assist in effectively marketing Chester County in a highly competitive tourism market.