Room Tax Management

File a Room Tax Return (including $0 returns)

Apply for a Vacation Home Rental Permit


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:

FY 19-20 - July 2019 thru May 2020
FY 18-19 - July 2018 thru June 2019
FY 17-18 - July 2017 thru June 2018

FY 16-17 - July 2016 thru June 2017
FY 15-16 - July 2015 thru June 2016
FY 14-15 - July 2014 thru June 2015
FY 13-14 - July 2013 thru June 2014
FY 12-13 - July 2012 thru June 2013
FY 11-12 - July 2011 thru June 2012


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:            douglascounty@hdlgov.com
Phone:          (775) 238-4135 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm PT)