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Payment Options

There are several options available to taxpayers for making transient occupancy tax payments.

  1. Online Payment
  2. Pay In Person
  3. Mail Your Payment

On-line (Internet) Payments

  • Payments may be made through the internet using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. *All payments processed on-line will be assessed a servicefee. See below for fee schedule.Electronic payment method logo
  • *Service Fees
    The Treasurer-Tax Collector's office does not charge a fee to process payments on-line, however, the vendor processing your payments assesses the following servicefees:

E-check Payments - $0.25 flat fee 

Credit Card Payments - 2.25% of the total tax bill

(All service fees are assessed by our credit card vendor, not the County of Monterey.)

Note: You will need your Transient Occupancy Tax Return form.  It displays the six-digit certificate number and your six-digit Web PIN that you will need to complete the on-line return in the upper right corner. 

  •  To make an on-line payment:
  1. Click on the button below which will take you to a “TOT Remittance” page to pay your transient occupancy tax.
  2. If you are submitting a quarterly tax return, select “TOT Remittance.” 
  3. If you are paying an outstanding or delinquent transient occupancy tax balance, select “TOT Payment.”
  4. You will need your Transient Occupancy Tax Return form.  It displays the six-digit certificate number and your six-digit Web PIN that you will need to complete the on-line return in the upper right corner.
  5. Follow the instructions on the page to complete your payment.  Service fees will be disclosed after you complete the required fields for payment type.  (You have the option to cancel payment at any time prior to the final approval.)

Make a TOT Payment

 Please print a copy of the confirmation number you receive when completing the payment.  This number is your proof of payment.  

In Person

Monterey County Treasurer - Tax Collector’s Office
168 W. Alisal Street – 1st Floor
Salinas, CA 93901 

  • Payments at the counter may be made by cash, check, cashier’s check, and money orders. All checks should be made payable to: Monterey County Tax Collector. Please indicate the Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate Number on the memo line of the check.
  • Credit/Debit cards are not accepted at our cashier windows. However, for your convenience, we have computers available in our lobby to make on-line tax/TOT payments.
  • In addition, a drop box is available in our lobby for taxpayers who don’t have time to wait in line. Please do not leave cash in the dropbox.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE
Click here for directions to the Tax Collector’s office.

By Mail

Monterey County Treasurer - Tax Collector’s Office
Attention: Transient Occupancy Tax
P.O. Box 891
Salinas, CA 93902-0891

  • Checks should be made payable to: Monterey County Tax Collector.

    Please indicate the Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate Number on the memo line of the check. Only checks, cashier’s checks and money orders should be mailed. Do not mail cash.

  • Please be aware of the importance of postmarks when sending your payments through the mail. Payments must be received by the due date.
  • The Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office does not guarantee uninterrupted availability of the websites. The taxpayer is responsible for delinquent fees and penalties resulting from such unavailability. It is recommended to pay your taxes early.
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Last Update: October 1, 2019

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