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City Taxes

Parking Facilities Tax 

The tax rate is currently 10% of the total parking fee charged by any parking facility operator.

Property Tax

Property taxes are collected by the County of Los Angeles. Questions regarding tax bills or payments should be directed to the County Treasurer/Tax Collector at 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012, or phone (213) 974-2111. Inquiries regarding assessed value of individual parcels should be directed to the County Assessor's Office, 6120 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA  90230, or phone (310) 665-5300.

Real Property Transfer Tax

This tax is on each sale or transfer of real property within the City of Santa Monica.  The tax rate is $3.00 for each $1,000 of property sale value.  An additional tax at the rate of $1.10 per $1,000 is applied by the County of Los Angeles.

The County collects the City's portion as well as the county's portion.  Questions regarding specific transactions should be referred to:
 

Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office

(800) 201-8999

Requests for Refund Forms may be obtained from the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office and mailed to:
 

City of Santa Monica

Finance Department

Attn:  Treasury

1717 4th Street, Suite 150
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Transient Occupancy Tax

The City levies a 14% tax on the total amount paid for rental of a hotel/motel room in the City.  Federal, State or City of Santa Monica employees on official business, as well as persons occupying the room for 31 or more consecutive days, are exempt from this tax.  

    Transient Occupancy Tax/Tourism Management District Form

Utility Users Tax

The City levies a 10% tax on electricity, natural gas, telephones, cable television, water and sewer charges. 

Senior Citizens Exemption Program

There is an exemption for the 10% utility users tax for low-income seniors over the age of 62 and low-income individuals with disabilities. Contact WISE & Healthy Aging to apply. 

Ph:          310-394-9871 

Email:      info@wiseandhealthyaging.org

Address: 1527 Fourth St, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Web:      www.wiseandhealthyaging.org  

 

 

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