Transient Occupancy Tax Ballot Measure

Supporting City Services in Rancho Cucamonga, Without Increasing Taxes on Residents

The City of Rancho Cucamonga strives to maintain safety, security, and a high quality of life for all who live, work, and visit here. 

One of the fiscal means to maintain this quality and character is the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) also known as a "bed tax" or "hotel visitor tax" which is paid by hotel, motel, and short-term rental guests staying in Rancho Cucamonga. The TOT provides a reliable source of funding for some City services, doing so without any tax burden on local residents, unless a resident stays at a hotel, motel or short-term rental in Rancho Cucamonga. The City’s TOT was first implemented by a City ordinance (Ordinance No. 197) in 1983 at a rate of 10% and has not been raised since and has not kept pace with rising costs.

To help the City plan for the future, on May 15, 2024, after conducting public outreach and receiving feedback from the community, including conducting a public opinion poll, the Rancho Cucamonga City Council unanimously voted to place a Transient Occupancy Tax measure on the November 5, 2024 ballot. 

The TOT is not paid by any local hotel, motel or short-term rental operator, but solely by guests staying within Rancho Cucamonga. If approved by voters, the $1 million generated by this measure each year could provide funding to help the City plan for long-term budgeting of key City functions, including:1

  • Supporting Public Safety 
  • Addressing Homelessness  
  • Improving Infrastructure
  • Maintaining and Improving Parks and Open Space
  • Supporting City Programs for Seniors and Youth

Learn more HERE

1- Rancho Cucamonga City Council. (2024) 'Item H1: Consideration of Resolution No. 2024-030.' In minutes and staff report of May 15, 2024, Regular City Council Meeting of Rancho Cucamonga: City Hall. 

Route 66 Sign, People playing basketball, gym, family biking, Quakes stadium