Sales Tax & Lodgers Tax

Information

Durango is a home rule city. As a result, the licensing and tax structure may be different than those of the State of Colorado or other taxing jurisdictions. Please contact us if you have any questions or need clarification on any issue.

Tax Rate

Retail sales inside the city limits are taxed at a total tax rate of 7.9% which includes a 2.9% state tax, a 2% county tax, and a 3% city tax. The city collects three tax types:

Tax TypeDescriptionRate
SalesCollected by retailer at point of sale or rental3%
UsePayable by the "user" of the product when City of Durango sales tax has not been collected at the point of sale or on rental payments3%
LodgersPayable in addition to the city sales tax2%

Reporting

Generally, taxes are to be reported and paid on a monthly basis. If the tax liability is estimated to be less than $300 per month, the applicant may request to file and pay on a quarterly basis. If the tax liability is less than $50 per quarter or the business is service based, the applicant may file on an annual basis. The due date of returns is the 20th of the month following the end of the month / quarter / year. Delinquent returns are subject to a penalty of 10% plus interest.

Pay sales, use, or lodgers tax onlineFor instructions on how to pay, please view this document (PDF)  

Sales Tax Forms