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Sales Tax Information

The Town of Estes Park is a statutory municipality and; therefore, does not collect its own sales tax.  The Town's portion is received approximately 45 days from the date it is paid to the Colorado Department of Revenue.   Revenue is reported in the month for which it is received.


On April 1, 2014, Ballot Issue 1A to increase the Town sales tax by 1% passed by the voters.  The increase is effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2024.  The increase is earmarked as follows:


  • 60.0% for the construction, repair, replacement, rehabilitation and renovation of streets
  • 12.5% for the construction and expansion of public trails within the Estes Valley Planning Area
  • 25.0% for the construction of a community recreation center, including facilities for the EP Senior Center
  • 2.5% for capital acquisitions associated with emergency response capabilities of the Town


Four (4) special revenue funds (Street Improvement, Trail Expansion, Community Recreation Center, and Emergency Response System Funds), have been created to account for the proceeds of the sales tax designations listed above and are restricted to expenditures for those specific purposes.


Frequently Asked Questions 


What is the sales tax rate for Estes Park?  Effective 7/1/2014:  

Hotel/motel or vacation rentals:  

  • Town - 5.0%
  • State - 2.9%
  • County - 0.6%
  • Lodging tax - 2.0%

Sales tax rates:

  • Town - 5.0%
  • State - 2.9%
  • County - 0.6% 
How do I apply for a Sales Tax License? Through the Colorado Department of Revenue.  Go to www.Colorado.gov/RevenueOnline to register your business.
Where do I file and send my Sales Tax remittance? Through the Colorado Department of Revenue.  Go to www.Colorado.gov/RevenueOnline to file your return and submit your tax remittance. 

Sales Tax Revenues


Data for the five years from:
(updated the middle of each month)
2010 to 2014