Register Property for TOT Certificate

The Governor’s March 19, 2020 Executive Order (N-33-20) remains in effect until further notice, which requires that individuals stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the critical infrastructure sectors. Essential critical infrastructure does not include commercial use of a short-term rental unless the unit is used to provide COVID-19 mitigation or containment measures, or is for housing COVID-19 essential workers. 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. For the most current updates and information on COVID-19, go to: https://www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus.

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