Transient Occupancy Tax

Overview

Transient Occupancy Tax

Transient Occupancy Tax is not a tax on the business owner; it is a tax on the guest (transient occupant) and collected by the operator of a hotel on behalf of the City.  These tax dollars are deposited into the general fund and used to help support City operations.

The Transient Occupancy Tax (Hotel Tax) is authorized by the City of Rocklin Municipal Code 5.24 and under State Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7280, as an additional source of non-property tax revenue to local government.  The tax is applied once a guest is charged rent by an operator for lodging purposes at a rate of eight percent (8%).

Transient Occupancy Tax Registration is a prerequisite for Business License Registration.

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