The County Auditor is responsible for the administration of the county lodging excise tax. The main functions include the collection and distribution of tax receipts. The total county lodging tax is 7% and is distributed as follows:
- 3% is returned to the municipal corporations and unincorporated areas in the county that have hotels but do not levy a separate lodging tax.
- 3% is distributed to the Clermont County Convention and Visitor Bureau, whose mission is to positively impact the Clermont County economy through convention, trade show, and visitor expenditures.
- 1% is for the construction, improvement, or maintenance of a professional sports facility that will be located on properties located in Clermont County, Ohio