Transient is any person occupying space by reason of concession, permit, right of access, license, time-share arrangement, or ownership or agreement or other agreement for a period 30 consecutive calendar days or less.
Occupancy is the use or possession or the right to the use of possession thereof in any hotel for dwelling lodging or sleeping purposes. Includes any hotel, bachelor hotel, lodging house, rooming house, apartment house, dormitory, public or private club, mobile home or house trailer at a fixed location, or other like structure or portion thereof. Hotel includes a recreational vehicle and a short-term residential rentals.
Tax: For the privilege of occupancy in any hotel, for 30 consecutive days or less, each transient is subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount fixed by resolution of the City Council as a percent of the rent charged by the hotel. This tax is paid to the hotel and the hotel pays the City. Current tax rate is 13% for operators with less than 50 rooms, any timeshare operators and short-term residential rentals. The rate is 10% for operators with 50 or more rooms, and whom additional assessments are being levied by the governing bodies of the Tourism BID and Marketing BID.
Reporting (Hotel, Motel and Timeshares): Are required on a monthly basis to report and submit to the city transient occupancy tax collected. Reports are due by the end of the month following the one being reported. Property management companies should submit one summary report for all short-term residential properties they manage, along with a detail schedule showing tax collected for each property under management.
Reporting (Short Term Rental Permit Holders): Please use the following link to report and remit your Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)
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