Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)

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Visitors are drawn to Placer County by its natural beauty and the region's unique and historical attractions. The economic impact of tourism is vital to the local economy. Balancing the costs and benefits of tourism is essential to the preservation of our communities and our quality of life. Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is an important part of that balance.

Transient Occupancy Tax revenue collected makes Placer County even better.

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Short-Term Vacation Rental Program

For information about the Placer County Short-Term Rental Program, effective January 20, 2020, please go to

Short-Term Rental Hotline

To alert a short-term rental’s local contact to resolve an issue, please call 530-448-8003 or go online at

2016 to 2017 Budgeted Collections & Expenditures

  • Capital Improvements: $2 million
  • County Services: $5.5 million
  • Marketing and Visitor Services: $3.8 million
  • Transportation: $1.8 million

When Transient Occupancy Tax is Due

It is due on or before the last day of the month following the close of each quarter. If the due date falls on a United States Post Office Closure date, the tax due date will be the next business day (excluding federal holidays).

As a registered operator, you will receive quarterly Transient Occupancy Tax returns by mail. You must declare total rents charged and received, and taxes collected from guests. You are responsible to pay the full amount of TOT for the quarter, even if you did not collect it from the guest. You must submit a tax return even if there were no rentals during the quarter.

Tax Filing Deadlines

Quarter Taxes Due (Postmark Date) Delinquent After
July 1 to September 30
October 1
October 31
October 1 to December 31 January 1
January 31
January 1 to March 31 April 1
April 30
April 1 to June 30 July 1
July 31