Business Licensing

OVERVIEW

All for-profit businesses entities operating within the Town of Silverton are required by ordinance to obtain a local (Silverton) business license. The local application deadlines are January 31st. Applicants will be charged a $25 late penalty after this respective deadline. 

Fees are as follows:
New Application
$150
Renewal Application
$125
Late Fee
add $25

NEW BUSINESSES – STATE REGISTRATION
For general information about starting a business in Colorado, please visit the State of Colorado's Business Express page. New businesses engaged in taxable sales must establish a sales tax ID with the State of Colorado via FORM CR 0100.

SILVERTON APPLICATION FOR NEW BUSINESS LICENSE AND LICENSE RENEWAL
Business license applications may be obtained at Town Hall, requested via email, or accessed and submitted online

INSPECTIONS / REVIEW
Inspections or other review procedures may be required prior to the issuance of your license. If you have questions about this process, kindly contact the appropriate person listed below:

Topic Name Title Phone Email
Zoning and Land Use Vacant Town/County Planner 970-387-5522 x16  
Building Codes, Building Permits William MacDougall Town/County Building & Code Official 970-387-5522 x15 bmacdougall@silverton.co.us
Fire Codes, Inspections William MacDougall Fire Inspector 970-387-5522 x.15 bmacdougall@silverton.co.us
Business Licensing, Liquor Licensing, Utilities Michelle Hamilton Town Clerk/Treasurer 970-387-5522 x10 mhamilton@silverton.co.us
Food Service Regulations and Licensing San Juan Basin Area Health Dept.   970-247-5702 San Juan Basin Health Website

SALES TAXES
Sales Tax rates are as follows: State 2.9%, County 4%, Town 1%     TOTAL = 8.9%
Additional sales tax information can be found by following this Department of Revenue link. Please also feel free to contact the Town Clerk/Treasurer, Michelle Hamilton with your sales tax-related questions. All businesses engaged in taxable sales must obtain a sales tax ID via FORM CR 0100

LODGING TAXES AND FEES
Lodging businesses (hotels, campgrounds, weekly rentals) are required to collect and remit both County Lodging Taxes and Town Lodging Fees

The lodging tax is levied by San Juan County, and is 2% of gross receipts. Remittance is made quarterly to the State of Colorado via form DR-1485

The lodging fee is levied by the Town of Silverton, and is $2 per room per night, or $1 per campsite per night. Remittance is made monthly to the Town of Silverton via the Lodging Fee Remittance form.