Hotels & Short Term Rentals

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Hotel and short-term home sharing and/or vacation rental units arrangements require reporting of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Chico.

For the privilege of occupancy in any short term rental, each transient shall be subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the rent charged by the operator. Operators are required to collect the tax and transmit it with a TOT return to the City monthly.

Please note, the City of Chico has contracted HdL Companies of Fresno, CA to administer TOT for all short-term rentals.

Transient Occupancy Tax Online Submittal

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) returns for hotels and short-term rentals can now be submitted online, by phone, and by mail to simplify monthly reporting.

To download forms or submit TOT online, please click HERE.

If you need further assistance or help with filing your TOT return, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at (530) 767-1017. All questions and applications are now processed online or over the phone.

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