City of Wabasha Lodging Tax

The City of Wabasha has a lodging tax ordinance under Chapter 32 (passed February 2002), which applies a 3% tax to the sales of transient lodging accommodations and related services for a period of fewer than 30 days at an establishment (such as but not limited to hotels, motels, Air B and Bs, VRBOs, and bed and breakfasts) located within the City limits. See the City’s of Wabasha’s Ordinance for further details.

95% of the Lodging Tax Collected goes to the Wabasha/Kellogg Convention and Visitors Bureau to be used for marketing and promoting the Wabasha/Kellogg area as a tourist destination.  The City retains 5% for administration.

Frequently Asked Questions- Lodging Tax

All individuals, partnerships, or corporations in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota, who derive income from the furnishing of any of the following must charge 3% of all sales and submit this lodging tax to the City of Wabasha.

  • Hotel
  • Motel
  • Airbnb
  • VRBO
  • Resort
  • Rooming House
  • Tourist Court
  • Houseboats
  • Bed and Breakfast

City of Wabasha Lodging Tax is collected in addition to Minnesota Sales Tax. City of Wabasha Lodging Tax is remitted directly to the City of Wabasha.

These funds are collected monthly and have a due date of 20 days after the end of the month.

  • January- Due February 20th
  • February- Due March 20th
  • March- Due April 20th
  • April- Due May 20th
  • May- Due June 20th
  • June- Due July 20th
  • July- Due August 20th
  • August- Due September 20th
  • September- Due October 20th
  • October- Due November 20th
  • November- Due December 20th
  • December- Due January 20th

3% tax on the gross receipts from the furnishing of lodging.

Filings can be made in person or via mail to:

City of Wabasha

900 Hiawatha Drive East

PO Box 269

Wabasha MN 55981

Questions call 651-565-4568

Filing received after, or post-marked later than the 20th of the month are subject to a penalty and interest.  The penalty for late filing is dependent on the amount of tax that was due and the lateness of the return.  Click here for more information.

Filings are due by the 20th of the month even if there are no sales to report.  If there have been no sales for a filing period, indicate zero on the return.

95% of the Lodging Tax Collected goes to the Wabasha/Kellogg Convention and Visitors Bureau to be used for marketing and promoting the Wabasha/Kellogg area as a tourist destination.  The City retains 5% for administration.

Call Tyler Grabau, Finance Director, or Wendy Busch, City Clerk, 651-565-4568

If you are renting your home for less than 30 consecutive nights, you are required to have a license through the Minnesota Department of Health. This license needs to be renewed annually.

Any place offering lodging for a week or less should have hotel/motel license, this includes most vacation rentals. Long term (greater than 1 week) places such as boarding establishments, nursing homes, etc. need a lodging license with Minnesota Department of Health or with compliance and monitoring if they offer services (this does not apply to vacation rentals). Bed and breakfasts also need a lodging license and a food license.

Be sure that your rental is compliant with all safety standards listed. To learn more, please contact Minnesota Department of Health or go to their website to download appropriate forms. https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/recreation/lodging/index.html

To File Lodging Tax