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Transient Occupancy Tax Online Filing

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) returns can now be processed online for the County of Contra Costa. If any the information printed on your return form has changed, or is incorrect, please make the necessary changes during the submittal process. If changes need to be made to any account related information that is not available online, please submit your return and corrections by postal mail.

If there has been a change of ownership, business suspension or closure, please contact us ASAP at (925) 608-9500 or email

Additional information and forms are available on our website.
Please note credit card, debit card, or eCheck payments are accepted. There is a 2.50% convenience fee or $3.50 minimum charge for credit and debit card payments. There is no fee for eCheck payments.

1. Locate the Account Number and PIN.

2. Verify your hotel/motel account information.

3. Provide collected rent and exemptions information to calculate your amount due.

4. Provide payment information.

5. Print a copy of your receipt. After completing the online filing process, please allow up to 2 business days to receive an email indicating whether your submission was approved.

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Enter your TOT account number.
Enter your TOT pin number.  Click here to have the PIN emailed to the primary contact's email on file.