This article provides specific information about local laws that apply to people who host their homes in the municipality of Arosa. Just like our country article for Switzerland, it’s your responsibility to verify and comply with any obligations that apply to you as a host. This article can serve as a starting point or place you can come back to if you have questions but it isn’t exhaustive and it doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. It’s a good idea to check to make sure laws and procedures are current.
Some of the laws that might affect you are complicated. Contact the municipality of Arosa directly or consult a local advisor, such as an attorney or tax professional, if you have questions.
The current Tourism Act of the municipality of Arosa came into force on May 1, 2005.
The guest and sports tax is levied against guests staying in Arosa during the official summer and winter seasons. These seasons are determined each year by Arosa tourism but are usually:
There are some exceptions, such as children under 12 years.
In the summer season, every overnight guest in Arosa will receive an Arosa Card when they pay the guest and sports tax. The Arosa Card allows guests to use some services for free.
Guests must always fill out an official registration form. They can do this either at Arosa Tourism and pay the guest and sports tax there or you can provide the registration form and pay the guest and sports tax on behalf of your guests.
Please inform your guests about your chosen procedure.
Tourism promotion fee
As a host of apartments or private rooms in Arosa, you must pay a tourism promotion fee. This fee can’t be transferred to guests and applies to rentals year-round.