Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) 

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) returns for lodging establishments can now be submitted online and mail to simplify your monthly reporting. To submit your TOT online, please visit and select the “File and Pay TOT” option under TOT Remittance 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. 

If you need further assistance or help with filing your TOT return, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at (626) 580-2031.  

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

City of El Monte - Business LICENSE DIVISION

P.O. Box 6008

EL MONTE, CA 91734-2008


•            TOT Return Form 

•            TOT Account Update

•            TOT Government Exemption Form