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Remittance Changes Effective July 1, 2020

Monthly reporting will be effective beginning with the month of July 2020. VAF Returns and payment will be due on the 15th day of the following month. New monthly reporting forms for the July 2020 reporting period are available below.


The VAF Return Form must be mailed to or filed at the City of Monterey Finance Department, accompanied by remittance for taxes due, and will be due on the 15th day of the following month. New, property-specific monthly reporting forms are available on this web page.

Before you begin, please review the VAF Guidelines to ensure all rent and applicable fees are included in the amount reported.

  1. Find your hotel form in the alphabetical list in the section below.
  2. Download the PDF fillable file and open in a Adobe Acrobat or Reader. (It can also be filled in by hand but it must be complete and legible.)
  3. Begin by entering the month and year you are reporting.
  4. Use the tab key or place the cursor to move to each field.
  5. Remember to sign the form when you are done.
  6. Include exemption forms or change form, as applicable. Please see the Related Documents section for updated forms.
  7. Send your completed return, with your payment, to 735 Pacific St. Ste. A, Monterey, CA 93940
  8. To ensure your return is postmarked timely, you are encouraged to remit by a method that allows you to verify the mailing date (e.g., obtain a counter receipt at the Post Office, UPS, FedEx, etc.).
  9. Late penalties will not be waived.

Thank you for remitting your VAF return!

Lauren Lai, CPA
Finance Director

Jordan Cupps, CPA
Assistant Finance Director

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

(831) 646-3940

Accounts Payable
(831) 646-3943

(831) 646-3942

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

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