The allowable vendor service fee is also 4%.
To PURCHASE or RENEW a sales tax license:
The City of Gunnison collects 4% in city sales tax. Both a city and a state sales tax license are required to sell retail merchandise anywhere within the city limits. City sales tax licensing is administered by the Finance Department. Sales tax licenses must be renewed annually to remain active.
A City of Gunnison sales tax license is required for any business involved in selling, leasing, storing, use, consumption, and/or delivery within the City of Gunnison, including:
- Retail sales of tangible personal property
- Food or drink served or furnished
- Motel and hotel accommodations
- Telecommunications services
- Gas and electric services
- Exchange of property
There are no business licenses required for businesses only providing services.
Complete Sales Tax Application (A new application must be completed for each tax year)
State Sales Tax License. The Colorado Department of Revenue collects state and county taxes. For state applications and general information regarding conducting business in the State of Colorado, see the Colorado Secretary of State Business Center or phone (303) 894-2200 and press 2.
Sole Proprietors. If you are a sole proprietor, you must comply with the requirements of House Bill 06-1023 and complete a Lawful Presence Affidavit. A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself. However, if you are the sole member of a domestic limited liability company (LLC), you are not a sole proprietor if you elect to treat the LLC as a corporation.
To REMIT city sales tax collected:
Complete Sales Tax Return Form and file with the City on or before the 20th of the month following the month of sale.
Please note: These forms are Adobe Reader® (PDF) formatted files. To complete them, you will need to download the free Adobe Reader. Apple users should NOT use the “Preview” software.
Remit sales taxes collected. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
Mail to Finance Dept. at PO Box 239, Gunnison, CO 81230 OR deliver to City Municipal Building at 201 W. Virginia Ave.
Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.
Vendors remitting on time are allowed to deduct a 4% vendors fee
Payments received after the due date are subject to a $15 or 10% penalty (whichever is greater) and 1.5% per month interest charge
Standard Sales Tax Exemption Use this form to record supporting information for any transaction on which an exempton from tax is claimed.
Sales Tax Reports:
City Boundary Map:
Frequently Asked Questions:
City Code Book,Title 3-Finance; Chapter 3.10-City Sales and Use Tax Code
City Ordinance No. 2, Series 2009, An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gunnison amending the percentages of the existing three per cent sales and use tax devoted to Streets, Capital Improvements, and General government expenses; referring this Ordinance to the qualified electors at the Regular Municipal Election to be held May 12, 2009; setting the ballot title and content of the ballot issue; and providing for an effective date of this Ordinance.
City Ordinance No. 5, Series 2015, An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gunnison, Colorado, amending Title 3, 8, and 14 of the City of Gunnison Municipal Code and the Land Development Code of the City of Gunnison, establishing rules, standards and policies for licensing and regulating the use of land within the boundaries of the City of Gunnison for the retail sale, cultivation, manufacturing, and testing of marijuana and marijuana products.
City Ordinance No. 21, Series 2015, An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gunnison, Colorado, amending Title 3 Finance, Chapter 3.10 City Sales and Use Tax Code, Section 3.10.050 Vendor Liable for Tax.