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:
1) TOT Certificate Registration Application Form Instructions
2) TOT Certificate Registration Application Form (Must be re-submitted for new ownership)
1)Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) & Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment (TBID) Reporting Instructions (includes information on calculations, penalties, etc)
2) TOT Remittance Return Form (Last Revised January 01, 2017)
3) Exemption Claim Form (Last Revised January 01, 2017)
Information from Visit Santa Barbara:
TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX RETURN INSTRUCTIONS
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 for February 1, 2020 and beyond:
|$0 to $99.99||$1.00 per Occupied Room|
|$100 to $149.99||$2.00 per Occupied Room|
|$150 to $199.99||
$3.00 per Occupied Room
|$200 to $249.99||$4.00 per Occupied Room|
|$250 to $299.99||$5.00 per Occupied Room|
|$300 to $349.99||$6.00 per Occupied Room|
|$350 +||$7.00 per Occupied Room|
|Vacation Rentals*||$4.00 per Occupied Night|
List of Hotel/Motel Operators (in alphabetical order)
|Best Western South Coast Inn||5620 Calle Real|
|Courtyard By Marriott||401 Storke Road|
|The Goodland||5650 Calle Real|
|The Hampton Inn||5665 Hollister Ave|
|Hilton Garden Inn||6878 Hollister Ave|
|Motel 6||5650 Calle Real|
|Pacifica Suites||5490 Hollister Ave|
|Residence Inn Marriott||6350 Hollister Ave|
|The Ritz-Carlton||8301 Hollister Ave|
|Super 8||6021 Hollister Ave|
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.