Room Tax Management

File a Room Tax Return (including $0 returns)

Apply for a Vacation Home Rental Permit

Douglas County Room Tax Collection and Distribution


Room Tax Rates:

Lake Tahoe Township – 14% plus $5 per room per night
Transient Lodging License Tax imposed per Douglas County Code 3.70 – 4%
Transient Occupancy Tax imposed per Douglas County Code 3.12 – 8%
Transient Lodging Rental Tax imposed per Douglas County Code 3.14 – 2%
$5 per night tourism surcharge imposed per Tahoe Douglas Visitor's Authority Act of 1997, as amended by Senate Bill 461 (2019 Legislative Session)

Douglas County except for Lake Tahoe Township – 13%
Transient Lodging License Tax imposed per Douglas County Code 3.703%
Transient Occupancy Tax imposed per Douglas County Code 3.128%
Transient Lodging Rental Tax imposed per Douglas County Code 3.142%


Penalties
and Interest for Late Filing:

Penalties of 10% or $10, whichever is greater, per month or portion thereof, plus interest of 1% per month or portion thereof, will be charged on all late payments of room taxes. Room taxes collected for stays in one month are due by the last day of the following month. For example, taxes on room stays in June are due by July 31 and late on August 1. Non-permitted properties providing short term rentals are responsible to pay room taxes, penalties and interest for all nights rented regardless of their permitting status at the time of the rental. For assistance becoming compliant with permitting and tax remittance place see the contact information below.


Room Tax Reports:


YTD Reports:
 FY 2022-23 - Jul 2022  FY 2021-22 - Jul 2021 thru Jun 2022
 FY 2020-21 - Jul 2020 thru Jun 2021  FY 2019-20 - Jul 2019 thru Jun 2020
 FY 2018-19 - Jul 2018 thru Jun 2019  FY 2017-18 - Jul 2017 thru Jun 2018
 FY 2016-17 - Jul 2016 thru Jun 2017  FY 2015-16 - Jul 2015 thru Jun 2016

FY 2022-23 Monthly Reports:
 Jun 2023  May 2023  Apr 2023
 Mar 2023  Feb 2023  Jan 2023
 Dec 2022  Nov 2022  Oct 2022
 Sep 2022  Aug 2022  Jul 2022

FY 2021-22 Monthly Reports:
 Jun 2022  May 2022  Apr 2022
 Mar 2022  Feb 2022  Jan 2022
 Dec 2021  Nov 2021  Oct 2021
 Sep 2021  Aug 2021  Jul 2021

FY 2020-21 Monthly Reports:
 Jun 2021  May 2021  Apr 2021
 Mar 2021  Feb 2021  Jan 2021
 Dec 2020  Nov 2020  Oct 2020
 Sep 2020  Aug 2020  Jul 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

County Codes:

Douglas County Code 3.12 Transient Occupancy Tax
Douglas County Code 3.14 Transient Lodging Rental Tax
Douglas County Code 3.70 Transient Lodging License Tax

Contact Information/Customer Service:

Douglas County has contracted with HDL Lodging tax for all commercial and short-term rental permitting and room tax administration. Full customer service is available at:

Website:        http://douglascounty.hdlgov.com/
Email:            [email protected]
Phone:          (775) 238-4135 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm PT)