Hotels & Short-Term Rentals

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

For the privilege of occupancy in any “hotel”, 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.

Please be aware that all late filings are subject to Penalties and Interest (P&I) as described in Code Section 3.52.150. It is in the best interest of all Short-Term Renters to file on time to avoid P&I charges. The initial penalty is ten percent (10%) of the amount due; further delinquency is subject to an additional penalty of fifteen percent (15%). The maximum penalty is 50%. The interest rate is one percent (1.00%) per month or fraction thereof.

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

TOT forms and payments may also be mailed to the address below. Please make checks payable to City of Chico.


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

TOT forms and payments may also be mailed to the address below. Please make checks payable to City of Chico.




City of Chico
C/O HdL TOT Processing Center
8839 N. Cedar Ave. #212 • Fresno, CA 93720
(530) 767-1017