Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)
Dollar (dollars)
A tax charged to travelers when renting accommodations (a room, rooms, entire home or other living space) in a hotel, inn, tourist home or house, motel or other lodging.
This Indicator is reported in the following LT Info areas:
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)
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Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)
Douglas County, City of South Lake Tahoe, Placer County, Washoe County

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Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.

Tourism is the primary economic driver in the Lake Tahoe Region, roughly 40% of the overall economy in the region. Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenue generated from tourist accommodations are a significant income stream to local jurisdictions. Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues are also a measure of tourism activity in the Lake Tahoe Region, as such, measuring visitor activity is critical to monitoring the economic health of the area.

This indicator measures the total annual TOT revenues collected from overnight lodging facilities in the Lake Tahoe Region. TOT rates range from 8% to 13% in the Lake Tahoe Region and apply to all transient lodging units that are occupied for less than 30 days. TOT revenues are collected by each county and city for all lodging facilities located within their jurisdiction.

Note: For Placer County, TOT collected at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley is not included in the numbers below as these locations are outside of the Tahoe Region.