Transient Occupancy Tax Information

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City of Monterey
Finance Department

735 Pacific Street, Suite A
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: (831) 655-0562

(831) 646-3940

Accounts Payable
(831) 646-3943

(831) 646-3942

Revenue – Accounts Receivable, Pet Licenses, Business Licenses
(831) 646-3944

William C. Statler
Interim Finance Director

Julie Porter
Assistant Finance Director

Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance
This page links to the City of Monterey's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Ordinance. Once in the City Code, click on the grey bar at the left to read specific sections of the ordinance. The sections begin at 35-10 Definitions and end at 35-22 Violations.

In addition, the onlineTransient Occupancy Tax Return form can be utilized by all hotel/motel operators within the City and will take the place of the TOT tax return card that has been in use for many years. Although the form can be filled out online, it is still necessary to mail in or bring in the form, along with remittance for taxes due, to the Revenue Office by the applicable deadline. Click on the link above to access the online TOT form.

Monterey City Code
Chapter 35, Article 3
Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax

Transient Occupancy Tax Return Form
Print a PDF version of the City of Monterey Transient Occupancy Tax Return. All hotel/motel operators in the City are required to file a return and pay the tax due on a bi-monthly basis pursuant to the City of Monterey Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance No. 1405 C.S.

You can print and complete your transient occupancy tax return. Please be sure to include a hand signature and date at the bottom of the printed form before submitting it to the Revenue Office.

Filing Your Return
Note that we are not at this time accepting electronic filing of tax returns. The return must be filed at the City of Monterey Revenue Office, accompanied by remittance for taxes due, on or before the last day of each odd numbered month.* The mailing address is Revenue Office, 735 Pacific St., Suite A, Monterey, CA 93940.

* A penalty of 10% shall be added to the taxes not paid within the required time. After 60 days an additional 10% of the amount of the tax shall be assessed. Interest shall also be added at the rate of 1% per month, or fraction thereof, on the tax from the date on which the remittance first became delinquent until paid.