Sales Tax & Licensing

Sales Tax and Licensing 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.

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. General Information
  2. New Business Requirements

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

Windsor's Business/Sales Tax License Application is a dual-use license. Businesses who perform a service and/or sell a product will use the same form. The license expires annually based on the issue date. 

Service-only businesses may include: daycare providers, physicians or dentists, bookkeepers, insurance agents, home healthcare providers, all therapists, pet sitters and groomers, cosmetologists and barbers, painters, roofers, contractors, construction companies, realtors, etc. This includes anyone who provides a service or is engaged in selling, leasing, renting, delivering, installing or any activity in connection with the selling, leasing, renting, delivering, or installing property by way of retail sale, for use, storage, distribution, or consumption within Windsor. 

A business license is also required for any of the following: any business within the town, physical or online, or by a subsidiary, with an office, building, structure, store, distributing house, salesroom or a house, warehouse, mobile vendor, or other place of business; any business that has an office for employees, agents, or commissioned sales persons to solicit business or to install, assemble, repair, service, or assist in the use of its products, or for demonstration or other reasons; any business that owns, leases, rents, or otherwise exercises control over real or personal property within the Town; any business that makes more than one (1) delivery into the town within a twelve-month period; and/or any mobile food vending business.

New Business and Sales Tax License and Application

All new business MUST fill out a New Business and Sales Tax License Application. (Windsor Municipal Code Sec. 4-3-310, and Sec. 6-3-20)

Mobile Food Vending Application  (Windsor Municipal Code Sec 16-10-110)

 Special Event License Application  (Windsor Municipal Code Sec. 4-3-340)

Visit the Special Events (PDF) for complete information regarding special events in Windsor.

Returns  (Windsor Municipal Code Sec. 4-3-510)

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