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Transient Occupancy Tax

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



Lisa K. Malek-Zadeh
Finance Director/City Treasurer

Contact Us

Business Licenses: 215-4335 
Accounts Payable: 215-4311 
Financial Reporting: 215-4323 
Finance Director: 215-4312
Other services: 215-4335
Email
Fax: 510-215-4379 


El Cerrito City Hall
10890 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Hours
Monday & Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Alternate Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed every other Friday)

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