San Francisco Tourism Improvement District

Tourism is San Francisco's largest industry, generating more than $8 billion in annual direct spending, which directly benefits San Francisco residents and businesses.

The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District (SF TID) ensures that funding for the San Francisco Travel Association's selling, marketing and promotion of San Francisco as a visitor destination, and the renovation and potential expansion of Moscone Center, is maintained at competitive levels. Effective Jan. 1, 2009 through December 31, 2023, an assessment of .75% or 1.0% (depending on proximity to the main San Francisco tourism infrastructure) was levied on gross hotel room revenue. This assessment may be passed on to customers as a separate item on hotel folios. Effective January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2039, the assessment will be extended to short-term rentals and increase to 1.0% or 1.25% on the same basis as the previous assessment period that ends December 31, 2023. Please refer to the link below "To review TID/MED collections" to see the full assessments schedule.

The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District Management Corporation, governed by a board of industry representatives, ensures that the funds are used to benefit the assessed businesses by allocating them to San Francisco Travel programs that draw conventions, meetings, events and leisure travelers to San Francisco, and by keeping the city's convention facilities competitive with those of other major cities. As host to more than 50 meetings annually, Moscone Center is a major generator of demand for hotel rooms in San Francisco.

For more in-depth information about the SF TID read the enabling legislation or the Full Management Plan.

Meetings of the SF TID Board of Directors are open to the public. Please see the schedule of upcoming meetings.

For more information about collections of the TID assessment, please visit the site for the County and County of San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector.

Moscone Expansion District
The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District Management Corporation also governs the newly created Moscone Expansion District (MED). For more information on the Moscone Expansion project and recent renovations please visit

To read the MED Management Plan, click here.
To read the new TID Plan effective 1.2024, click here.
To review TID/MED collections, click here.