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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.


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% 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% for the construction of a community recreation center, cinluding facilities for the EP Senior Center
  • 2.5% for capital acquisitions associated with emergency response capabilities of the Town


Frequently Asked Questions 


What is the Sales Tax rate for Estes Park?

Note:  Effective July 1, 2014:  The sales tax rate for Estes Park is:


Inside Town limits:  8.5% 

Outside Town limits:  3.5%

(Town - 5%, State - 2.9%, and County - .60%).


Hotel/motel or vacation rentals:  The sales tax rate is 10.5% (Town - 5%, State - 2.9%, County - .60%, and lodging tax 2%).

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


Sales Tax Revenues - 2010 to 2014