TOT Tax Rate

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.

The tax rate depends on the location of the rental unit within the Eastern or Western slope. The division line is near Rainbow Road and I-80. The tax rate for the area known as:

  • “North Lake Tahoe Area, Eastern Slope” is 10%
  • “Western Slope” is 8%

You can find your Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Rate using your Assessor Parcel Number (APN) by contacting Revenue Services at (916) 543-3950.

Please enter your APN in the format 999-999-999-999:

For properties located in the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Micro Mass Transit District there is an additional 1% assessment due. 

Use this link and type in your property address to see if you are within this special district.