The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), also referred to as a
“bed tax” or “room tax”, is a tax assessed to visitors staying in all lodging establishments within the city limits. This includes hotels, motels, resorts, inns, suites and B&Bs. The current TOT rate in Healdsburg is 12%.
In 2004, voters passed a ballot measure to ensure there would be an ongoing funding source for parks, recreation and open space designating 10% to fund our Community Services. The remaining 2% goes into the General Fund to support public safety. No other tax dollars fund the Community Services Department.
“Healdsburg Community Services has something for everyone. We are fortunate to live in a community that prides itself in programs for all ages from youth to seniors. Our local Senior Center has resources and programs for people 55 and over, a place to meet and learn new things. The Transient Occupancy Tax makes this possible." – Mary Lou Eddinger
For more information on how the Transient Occupancy Tax is invested in the Community, please click here or on the image to the right.