Short Term Rentals (STRs)

Short term home sharing and/or vacation rental units arrangements require reporting of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Chico. For the privilege of occupancy in any short term rental, 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. Operators are required to collect the tax and transmit it with a TOT return to the City monthly.

TOT returns for STRs can now be submitted online, by phone, and by mail to simplify monthly reporting. To submit a TOT online, please click on the link below.

Please note, the City of Chico has contracted HdL Companies of Fresno, CA to administer TOT for all STRs.