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Utility Users Tax (UTT) is 2% residential and 5% commercial. UTT is due on or before the last day of the month following the month the taxes were billed. For example, taxes billed in April are due May 31st.
The completed form and payment can be mailed to the Revenue office at 735 Pacific Street, Suite A, Monterey, CA 93940.
This page links to the portions of the Monterey City Code governing the Utility Users Tax for the City of Monterey. The Utility Users Tax is assessed against all commercial, industrial and residential users of water, telephone, gas, and electric service within the City of Monterey, except as exempted herein.
ORDINANCE NO. 3155 C.S. AMENDING SECTIONS 35-42, 35-43, 33-44, AND 35-45 OF CHAPTER 35, ARTICLE 5 OF THE MONTEREY CITY CODE INCREASING THE UTILITY USER TAX FOR RESIDENTIAL USERS FROM 0% TO 2% AND AMENDING SECTION 35-56 TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM SAID TAX FOR THOSE USERS WHO QUALIFY FOR RATE ASSISTANCE, AS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMPANIES PROVIDING TELEPHONE, GAS, AND ELECTRIC SERVICE
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MONTEREY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of Sections 35-42, 35-43, 35-44, and 35-45 of Article 5, "PUBLIC UTILITIES USE TAX," Chapter 35, "TAXATION," of the Monterey City Code are hereby amended to read as follows, imposing a tax on the use of certain utilities:
Sec. 35-42. Intrastate telephone service
Sec. 35-43. Electricity
Sec. 35-44. Gas
Sec. 35-45. Water
Sec. 35-56. Utility User Tax Exemptions
The Monterey City Code is provided online for informational purposes only. The formatting of the
document varies from the official hard copy of the Code. In the case of any discrepancy between this version and the official hard copy, the official hard copy will prevail. The Web version of the Code may not reflect all of, or the most current, legislation passed by the City of Monterey. Updates are incorporated on a quarterly basis. For questions regarding the City Code, contact the City Clerk's Office.
Lauren Lai, CPA
Carol Bouchard, CGFM
Assistant Finance Director
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Revenue – Accounts Receivable, Pet Licenses, Business Licenses
735 Pacific Street, Suite A
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: (831) 655-0562