City Taxes

City Tax Overview


The City of Santa Monica collects a variety of taxes.  The major tax sources, below, account for about two-thirds of the City's overall General Fund revenue.  Tax category detail links show tax descriptions, rates, and how to pay.  

Tax Revenue:  What Stays Here?

Sales Tax

Property Tax

Local Tax (all stays with the City)

  • Hotel Tax (14%)
  • Utility User Tax (10%)
  • Parking Facility Tax (10%)
  • Condominium Tax
  • Unit Dwelling Tax
  • Business License Tax