Sales Tax & Business Licensing

Sales Tax and Business Licensing Division is responsible for the following:
  • Business Licensing Administration - Facilitates the process and approval of new business license applications and annual license renewal; including compliance, remittance processes, customer service, and information.
  • Sales Tax Administration – Facilitates the process of sales tax collection from design of forms, remittance processes, customer service, and information.
  • Revenue Collection – Responsible for sales tax compliance and collection through vendor education, field audits, and legal proceedings.

General Information

The Town of Windsor is a home rule municipality and began administrating and collecting its own sales tax in 2005. Complete Sales and Use Tax regulations can be found in the Windsor Municipal Code Chapter 4 - Revenue and Finance, Article III - Sales and Use Tax.

 The Town of Windsor lies within two taxing districts - Weld County and Larimer County. To locate a street address within those counties, see Windsor Information and Navigation Gateway (WING).

Windsor sales tax rate is currently 3.95% regardless which county the Windsor address is located in. The Windsor sales tax rate is in addition to, State of Colorado and Larimer County sales tax. Weld County currently has no sales tax. Larimer County and State of Colorado sales and use tax rates can be found online or by calling 970-494-9805.

  1. New Business Requirements
  2. Special Event requirements
  3. Mobile VendorS
  4. SEASONAL SALES

The Business/Sales Tax License Application is a dual-purpose license that includes both the Business License and the Retail Sales Tax License. Per Windsor Municipal Code Sec. 4-3-310, and Sec. 6-3-20 all businesses who conduct retail/wholesale sales and all businesses who only perform services to the public must obtain a license. 

The cost of the license is $25 annually and expires one (1) year from date of issuance. Business may not be conducted until an approved Business/Sales Tax License is obtained. Please allow ten (10) business days for processing and approval.

For additional questions, see the FAQ's section or contact the Sales Tax/Business License Division.