Hotel and motel operators in El Cerrito are required to collect a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and remit to the City of El Cerrito on a quarterly basis. Per City Ordinance (Section 4.28.030), each hotel guest shall pay a tax in the amount of ten percent (10%) the rent charged by the operator for occupancy during any 30-day period or less.
The Transient Occupancy Tax is due on or before the last day of the month following the close of each calendar quarter and must be accompanied by the City of El Cerrito Return on Transient Occupancy Tax form.
The completed form and payment should be sent to:
City of El Cerrito Finance Department
10890 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
If you have questions, please contact the Finance Department at 510-215-4323 or email Finance