Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) returns for Hotels and Motels can now be submitted online, by phone, and mail to simplify your monthly reporting. To submit your TOT online, please click the “Start Now” button found on the right and select the “TOT Remittance” option to begin your monthly filing process.
For the privilege of occupancy in any “hotel”, 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.
If you need further assistance or help with filing your TOT return, you are welcome to contact us at LakeForest@hdlgov.com or by phone at (949) 528-3797. All questions and applications are now processed online or over the phone.
TOT forms and payments may also be mailed to the address below. Please make checks payable to City of Lake Forest.
REMITTANCE MAILING ADDRESS:
City of Lake Forest
C/O HdL TOT Processing Center
8839 N. Cedar Ave. #212 • Fresno, CA 93720