Transient Occupancy Tax
The City of Ridgecrest Finance Department is responsible for the administration and collections of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Ridgecrest Tourism Improvement District assessment (RTID). Hotel operators and property owners engaged in the business of renting to transients should be aware that current TOT tax rate is 10% and 3% for the RTID assessment.
A transient is defined as any person who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy for 30 days or less.
If your property is located within the City of Ridgecrest and is rented out to transient occupants for 30 calendar days or less, you are responsible for registering, collecting, and remitting the Transient Occupancy Tax and Ridgecrest Tourism Improvement District assessment to the City of Ridgecrest. Examples of lodging businesses subject to the TOT/RTID include:
You will need to post a transient occupancy tax certificate or business license (4 or more units). After your first filing, a transient occupancy tax certificate will be sent to the mailing address on file.
More detailed information regarding the transient occupancy tax is available through the links below:
The City has contracted with HdL Companies to process monthly remittance for TOT/RTID. Please register with them by going to https://ridgecrest.hdlgov.com/ or by phone (760) 239-9323 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Due Date||1st Delinquency (10% Penalty)||Interest Due (Charged Monthly Until Paid - 0.5%)|
|January||February 28||March 1||March 1|
|February||March 31||April 1||April 1|
|March||April 30||May 1||May 1|
|April||May 31||June 1||June 1|
|May||June 30||July 1||July 1|
|June||July 31||August 1||August 1|
|July||August 31||September 1||September 1|
|August||September 30||October 1||October 1|
|September||October 31||November 1||November 1|
|October||November 30||December 1||December 1|
|November||December 31||January 1||January 1|
|December||January 31||February 1||February 1|