Lodging Businesses

Welcome
Welcome lodging businesses!  Thank you for choosing Pismo Beach as your business location.  We appreciate your business and hope to continue our long relationship.  For lodging businesses that have any person staying in their property for 30 consecutive days or less, the lodging property shall collect from the tenant a 10% transient occupancy tax and a 1% lodging business improvement district assessment of the gross rent, and remit those amounts to the City.  This site includes details on the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), the Lodging Business Improvement District (LBID), TOT & LBID forms, correspondence with lodging properties, and exemption forms.  

If you are interested in visiting our lodging properties, please refer to our visitor page at ClassicCalifornia.com.

New Information Requested on TOT-LBID Form

Total Units at Property Information on July 2014 Form
On the July 2014 form in box 1A (Rental Unit-Nights listed below will show as item 1B only on the July 2014 form) please include the total rental units available at the property.  For RV Parks, indicate the total number of spaces available.  For vacation rentals, indicate the total number of units available at the property/properties.

Total Rental Unit-Nights Rented 
Effective July 1, 2012, in box 1A, please include the total rental unit-nights rented for the month. For hotels and motels, indicate the total number of room-nights rented during the month. For RV Parks, indicate the total number of space-nights rented during the month. For vacation rentals, indicate the total number of unit-nights rented during the month. Do include all exclusion and exemption rentals, but do not include “complimentary” room-nights.

For Example
For a 10 room hotel during September which has 30 days and 8 of the hotel rooms were filled for all 30 days, 2 rooms were rented for 15 days, and 1 room was rented for 10 days:

(8 rooms x 30 days) + (2 rooms x 15 days rented) + (1 room x 10 days) = 280 rental unit-nights rented

   Number of rooms rented x Number of days rented
   Number of rooms rented x Number of days rented
+ Number of rooms rented x Number of days rented
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   Total Rental Unit-Nights Rented