Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) returns for Hotels and Short-Term Rentals can now be submitted online, by phone, and mail to simplify your quarterly/monthly reporting. To submit your TOT online, please click the “Start Now” button found on the right, and under TOT Remittance, select the “File and Pay Monthly TOT” option to begin your monthly filing process.

Transition to Monthly TOT Filing

As part of the transition to HdL Lodging Tax, the County would like hotels to begin filing their TOT Returns monthly instead of quarterly. Your last quarterly TOT filing will be for Quarter 3, the July to September period, which is due 10/31/2019. This will be your first filing with HdL. Following the Quarter 3 filing, you will begin filing monthly with the October period, due 11/30/2019. HdL’s tax specialists at the TOT Processing Center are available to assist you with any questions you might have regarding this transition.

For the privilege of occupancy in any “hotel,” each transient shall be subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of eight percent (8%) of the rent charged by the operator.

If you have any TOT questions, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at (408) 550-8678. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST).

TOT forms and payments may also be mailed to the address below. Please make checks payable to SCC DTAC.

Please note: Any type of returned payment (non-sufficient funds or credit-card chargeback) will incur a $50 fee.


County of Santa Clara
C/O HdL TOT Processing Center
8839 N. Cedar Ave. #212 • Fresno, CA 93720