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Transient Occupancy Tax

A Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) of 12% is charged for all people who exercise occupancy at a hotel in the City of Sacramento (City Code 3.28). They are considered transient if they stay for a period of 30 days or less. TOT forms are remitted to the City, by the hotels on a monthly basis.

The City does provide for some TOT exemptions. A TOT exemption form must be submitted to the hotel at time of check-in.

Sacramento Tourism Marketing District Fee

The Sacramento Tourism Marketing District (STMD) was established as of July 1, 2012. The rate varies based on the location of the hotel. The STMD form is submitted monthly along with the TOT.

Sacramento tourism infrastructure district fee

The Sacramento Tourism Infrastructure District was approved by City Council on October 30, 2018.  It is 1% of gross room rent for all short term stays.  The STID form is submitted monthly along with the TOT.