Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment (TBID) is charged to individuals having occupancy for a period of 30 consecutive days or less at a hotel, motel, etc.
Under Title 3, of Chapter 6, a Monthly Transient Occupancy Tax Return Form must be completed, and the taxes paid on a monthly basis, even if no tax is collected. Checks must be made payable to the City of Goleta. TOT form must be included with payment.
Instructions & Forms:
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Return & Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Assessment Reporting Instructions (includes information on calculations, penalties, etc)
2017 TOT Remittance Return Form (Last Updated January 01, 2017)
Exemption Claim Form (Last Updated January 01, 2017)
2017 Average Daily Rate Calculation Form (based on 2015 financial data)
TOT Certificate Registration Form (must be submitted for Change in Ownership)
Due Date: On or before the last day of the month following the close of the prior month.
Transient Occupancy Tax Rate: 12%
Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment Schedule (2017 & 2018):
|$0 ≤ ADR < $100||$0.85 per Occupied Room|
|$100 ≤ ADR <$149||$1.65 per Occupied Room|
|$150 ≤ ADR < $199||$2.50 per Occupied Room|
|$200 ≤ ADR < $249||$3.30 per Occupied Room|
|$250 ≤ ADR < $299||$3.85 per Occupied Room|
|More than $300||$4.40 per Occupied Room|
|Vacation Rentals*||$2.20 per Occupied Night|
List of Hotel/Motel Operators (in alphabetical order)
|Bacara Resort & Spa||8301 Hollister Ave||#12|
|Best of 52||8301 Hollister Ave||#2|
|Best Western South Coast Inn||5620 Calle Real||#9|
|Courtyard By Marriott||401 Storke Road||#11|
|The Goodland||5650 Calle Real||#6|
|The Hampton Inn||5665 Hollister Ave||#1|
|Motel 6||5650 Calle Real||#7|
|Pacifica Suites||5490 Hollister Ave||#8|
|Super 8||6021 Hollister Ave||#4|
If you are inquiring about operating a Vacation Rental within City of Goleta limits, please visit the Short-Term Vacation Rental page.
For additional questions, please contact the Finance Department.or call City Hall at (805) 961-7500.