1901 Airport Rd.
South Lake Tahoe,
Phone (530) 542-6012
Fax (530) 542-6041
Customer Service Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Per City Code,
Chapter 3.50 Transient Lodging
, All transient lodgings (rentals for a period of 30 consecutive days or less) are subject to the Transient Occupancy Tax and SLT Tourism Improvement District Fee.
The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is a ten percent (10%) tax that is applied to the rent and paid by the guest. The TOT is 12% at specific redevelopment properties. The SLT Tourism Improvement District fee went into effect November 1, 2006, and is $3.00 per night for hotels / motels and $4.50 per night for timeshares and agent-managed vacation home rentals. This fee is paid by the guest and paid monthly to the TID by the City.
On a monthly basis, tax reporting forms are sent out to all hotel / motels and vacation home rental agencies to report tax collected for the month. Vacation home rental owners receive the tax reporting forms quarterly (in March, June, September and December). The tax is then remitted to the City by the 15th day of the month.
On November 8, 2016 residents within the City of South Lake Tahoe voted to support recreation by passing Measure P, which will increase the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) by an additional 2%.
The following changes will be effective January 1, 2017:
• All lodging establishments including Vacation Home Rentals (VHRs) currently collecting 10% transient occupancy tax (TOT) will increase that rate to 12%.
• All lodging establishments including Vacation Home Rentals (VHRs) currently collecting 12% transient occupancy tax (TOT) will increase that rate to 14%.
Pre-paid room nights for dates January 1, 2017 and beyond will need to be charged the additional 2% transient occupancy tax (TOT).
The Customer Service hours for
Business Licenses and TOT
public counter - Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
by appointment - Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm.
To request an appointment, please call us at (530)542-6012 or email at