Accommodation tax (since 01.11.2014)

Please note that as of 01.11.2014, the city of Dortmund once again levies an accommodation tax. Said accommodation tax amounts to 7.5 % of the price per night and will be charged in addition to the room rate.

Overnight stays that are solely for business reasons will be free of tax. Guests that are on business trips have the possibility to present an employer statement upon arrival indicating that the stay is for business reasons.

PM-AM Apartments GmbH will keep this original document and present it to the City Treasury of Dortmund. This means for you that you have to provide until check-out one of the following proofs for the rooms booked here in order to be exempt from this tax:

Individual proof given by the employer for an employee:

  • Employer statement requirements with stamp or an email with the company’s signature
  • Guest name
  • Duration of business trip with date of arrival and departure
  • Business trip reason
  • Groups, for example conference groups, only have to present a consolidated statement (see above) to the lodging establishment.

It is a requirement of hotels and lodging establishments to provide the city of Dortmund with this proof. Feel free to either give the original document to your employee or send it to us via fax or as an email attachment.


Self-confirmation of self-employed persons:

You will find forms for this online at in the „Downloads“ section.

Self-confirmations of self-employed persons are subject to verification. If needed, we will gladly provide a form on site that you can fill out before your departure.


Declaration of assumption of costs by the employer:

German companies may send a declaration of assumption of costs to the lodging establishment, upon consultation. If, before arrival, the employer has declared in writing an assumption of costs, having indicated the full business address, the accommodation tax of 7.5 % for the city of Dortmund will not be charged.

The document concerning the assumption of costs must include the guest’s name and the relevant dates of arrival and departure.

If you are unable to provide one of the above-mentioned proofs despite staying for business reasons, we are unfortunately obligated to charge the accommodation tax amounting to 7.5 %.
All hotels and lodging establishments in Dortmund are legally required to charge the accommodation tax of 7.5 % on behalf of the city of Dortmund and to pass it on to the latter.

If you want to learn more about accommodation tax, contact the city of Dortmund’s department „Stadtkasse und Steueramt” (City Treasury and Tax Office) or visit their website.
The Tax Office of Dortmund may at any time make changes to the accommodation tax.

– No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information –