What is the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)?
The Transient Occupancy Tax is a tax owed to the City by anyone who occupies a room for less than 31 days in a hotel (O.M.C. 5.16.020 section A) located within the City of Orange. This tax must be paid to the hotel on behalf of the City of Orange (O.M.C. 5.16.030 and 5.16.020).

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1. What is the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)?
2. How does the City of Orange define the term "transient"?
3. How much is the Transient Occupancy Tax for the City of Orange?
4. Does the hotel operator need to use the City of Orange tax form?
5. When is the Transient Occupancy Tax due?
6. Are postmark dates valid in determining the delinquency of Transient Occupancy Taxes?
7. Does the City of Orange waive penalties and interest under certain circumstances?
8. May I use a credit card to pay my Transient Occupancy Tax via e-mail or fax?