Tax & Licensing

Information and Tools

Mail Returns and License Renewals to:

City of Wheat Ridge
Tax Division
PO Box 912758
Denver, CO 80291-2758

Returns are due by the 20th of the month, and we honor the postmark.


Online Filing

  • e-Tax for credit card payment of Sales/Use, Admissions, and Lodging tax filings up to $3,000, contact maintenance, business/tax license renewals and copies. This link changed during 2016, please be sure to update your bookmark.
  • Lobby PC e-Tax If you're using the computer in the lobby, use this link for credit card payment of Sales/Use, Admissions, and Lodging tax filings up to $3,000, contact maintenance, license copies.
  • for checking or savings payment of tax filings of any amount; no account information or license copies are available on this site

Communicate Changes or Request Forms

  1. What is the City sales tax rate?

    As of January 1, 2017, the Wheat Ridge sales and use tax rate is 3.5%. The total rate to pay at a local business is 8.0%. Food for home consumption is exempt from Colorado and districts' taxes so should be taxed at 4.0%. Read on...
  2. Pro-Rated Liquor Occupation Tax Begins in 2018

    Beginning with the 2018 licensing year, an amendment to section 11-68 of the City Code of Laws allows pro-ration of the liquor occupation tax. Read on...
  3. 2E Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase Ordinance

    In 2016, Wheat Ridge voters approved a half-percent sales and use tax rate increase to 3.5% for 12 years beginning January 1, 2017 for infrastructure improvements. The City Council adopted Ordinance 1614 formalizing the rate at 3.5% on February 27, 2017. Please view the ordinance.
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