Sales, Use & Excise Tax Information

Sales Tax and Excise Tax

The Town of Telluride, a home rule municipality, self collects a sales tax of 4.5%. Colorado State sales tax is 2.9% San Miguel County sales tax is 1% and San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation sales tax is 0.25%. The total combined tax to be collected on retail sales and furnishing of certain services is 8.65%. The Town of Telluride also has a 2% excise tax on lodging and the sale of food or drink in any restaurant or bar. The county also has an additional 2% excise tax on lodging. 

Notice to Business Owners

Effective June 28th, 2012, Telluride began using a paperless licensing and tax remittance system, MUNIRevs. This program will process excise and sales taxes as well as business, sales tax and excise tax licenses. Businesses will no longer be able to remit sales or excise taxes or business license applications to Telluride via paper forms. To register, please follow the instructions for creating a new account or for existing businesses to link to their business account.

For assistance with creating your MUNIRevs account, contact their support department by email or calling (888) 751-1911. Start the registration process and entering payments today.

More Information

  • For more detailed information on Town of Telluride Sales and Excise Taxes please refer to the Municipal Code (sections 4-2-10 to 4-2-820 and 4-4-10 to 4-4-180). If you need additional information please contact Kailey Ranta, (970) 728-2163.
  • For information or questions regarding the State of Colorado sales tax and/or San Miguel County sales or lodging tax contact Colorado Department of Revenue by calling (303) 238-7378.
  • For information on business licenses visit the Clerk's Department.