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

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Temporary Payment Procedures Due to COVID19 closure

 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:

TOT Certification

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

TOT Remittance

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)
Exemption Claim Form (Last Revised January 01, 2017)

Information from Visit Santa Barbara:

TBID - Visit Santa Barbara letter to Short-Term Vacation Rentals (2020)
TBID - Visit Santa Barbara letter to Hotel (2020)

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 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.

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