Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) returns for Short-Term Rentals 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”, including Short-Term Rentals, each transient shall be subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of fourteen percent (14%) 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 or by phone at (650) 443-9056. 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 San Mateo.


If you received an invoice for your San Mateo Business Tax, please click the “Start Now” button found on the right.

City of San Mateo
C/O HdL Support Center
8839 N. Cedar Ave. #212 • Fresno, CA 93720