Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Tourism Business District Assessment (TBID)

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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)

TOT Certificate Registration Application Form Instructions

TOT Certificate Registration Application Form (Must be re-submitted for new ownership)

TOT Remittance Return Form with no formulas (Last Revised January 01, 2017)

Exemption Claim Form (Last Revised January 01, 2017)

Visit Santa Barbara Letter for 2019 (TBID)

Basic Information:

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 2019 and beyond: 

$0 ≤ ADR < $100 $0.95 per Occupied Room
$100 ≤ ADR <$149 $1.85 per Occupied Room
$150 ≤ ADR < $199

$2.75 per Occupied Room

$200 ≤ ADR < $249 $3.65 per Occupied Room
$250 ≤ ADR < $299 $4.25 per Occupied Room
More than $300 $4.85 per Occupied Room
Vacation Rentals* $2.40 per Occupied Night 


List of Hotel/Motel Operators (in alphabetical order)

 Name  Address  Certificate No.
 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
 Hilton Garden Inn  6878 Hollister Ave  #15
 Motel 6  5650 Calle Real  #7
 Pacifica Suites  5490 Hollister Ave  #8
 Residence Inn Marriott  6350 Hollister Ave #16
 The Ritz-Carlton  8301 Hollister Ave #12 
 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.

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