Register Property for TOT Certificate

Pursuant to the Placer County Health Officer’s guidance on March 24, 2020, short-term rental owners should immediately discontinue renting units and must comply with the Governor’s Executive Order to help our community stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Governor’s March 19, 2020 Executive Order (N-33-20) and Placer County Health Officer’s corresponding guidance require that short-term rentals cease all commercial operations with exceptions for COVID-19 essential workers. The only allowable operations are:

  • To provide COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures (for example, isolation and quarantine or the housing of displaced persons or the homeless);
  • To provide housing for essential critical infrastructure workers; and
  • For use by the property owner and his/her immediate family members.

Travel to short-term rentals is not considered essential travel.

In circumstances where a short-term vacation rental unit (as defined in the Placer County Code) is rented or used for reasons other than the three identified exceptions above, Code Compliance will be issuing misdemeanor or administrative citations to non-compliant owners, property managers, and occupants, with fines of $500 per day for initial violations and $1,000 per day for subsequent violations. For more severe infractions, Code Compliance may also refer this matter to local law enforcement, or may revoke, suspend or deny the applicable short-term vacation rental permit.

Please call 530-448-8003 to report any concerns about short-term rentals in relation to the Governor’s order.

Thank you for your consideration.

You must register and collect Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) within 30 days of:

  • Starting the business
  • When you begin advertising
  • When a unit becomes available for rent

You can complete and submit the registration application (PDF) for a Transient Occupancy Tax registration certificate online or complete, print and return the application to:
Placer County Revenue Services Division
10810 Justice Center Drive
Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
Fax: 916-543-3910
Email Transient Occupancy Tax

Revenue Services will mail a certificate to you after your application is received and processed. You must post the certificate in a visible location in the rental unit at all times. If you own and rent more than one property in Placer County, you must submit a separate application form for each rental property.

Cancel Certificate or Update Ownership

  • Request to close a Transient Occupancy Tax certificate.
  • If you sell or transfer or terminate operation of your business or rental, the certificate holder must notify the County Tax Administrator in writing 30 days in advance of the sale or transfer date, to include the name and address of the purchaser or transferee (Section 4.16.080).

Submit a Management Company Owner Change form (PDF) and send your notification to:
Placer County Administrative Services Department
Revenue Services Division
10810 Justice Center Drive
Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678