Tax Results for the City of Santa Barbara
The City of Santa Barbara collected $3.97 million in transient occupancy taxes (TOT) for July 2022. TOT revenues in July 2022 were about 19.5% above the monthly budget, mainly due to higher average daily rates and strong seasonal demand for rooms.
The City has collected $3.97 million through July, the first month in the City’s fiscal year. The City’s adopted TOT budget for all funds is $28.3 million, of which $23.6 million is budgeted in the General Fund.
The Transient Occupancy Tax table can be viewed on the attachment. The City’s TOT tax rate is 12%. 10% goes to the City’s General Fund and the remaining 2% goes to the Creeks/Clean Water Fund.