4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031

Additional Taxes

Accommodations Tax

The 7 percent city Accommodations Tax applies to charges for rooms or accommodations in the city, if the occupancy is for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. The tax generally applies only to hotels and motels. Accommodations tax must be collected on charges for sleeping rooms, meeting rooms, display rooms, banquet rooms or other special rooms.

The regular city sales tax does not apply to these charges. Businesses are not required to obtain a separate city license for the accommodations tax. A separate accommodations tax return must be completed in addition to the periodic sales and use tax return. For line-by-line instructions on completing accommodations tax returns, see Detailed Filing information.

Qualifying exempt organizations may purchase accommodations tax free. Refer to the list of Tax Exempt Certificate Holders to determine if an organization currently holds a valid certificates of tax exemption from the city.

Admissions Tax

The 3 percent city admissions tax applies to the following charges: 

  • admissions to motion picture performances at movie theaters;
  • admissions to establishments licensed under the Colorado Beer or Liquor Codes ("cover charge");
  • the use of lanes and pin setters for bowling balls in a bowling alley ("bowling by the line"); and
  • admissions to any public display of live plants or animals.

The regular city sales tax does not apply to these charges. Businesses are not required to obtain a separate city license for the admissions tax. A separate admissions tax return must be completed in addition to the periodic sales and use tax return. For line-by-line instructions on completing admissions tax Returns, see Detailed Filing Information.

Qualifying exempt organizations may purchase admissions tax free. Refer to the list of Tax Exempt Certificate Holders to determine if an organization currently holds a valid certificates of tax exemption from the city.

Property Tax

Owners of real and business personal property located in Westminster must pay city property tax every year. This tax is collected by the county treasurers. Questions regarding property tax should be addressed to the Jefferson County Assessor at (303) 271-8600 or the Adams County Assessor at (720) 523-6038.

Taxpayer Assistance

Looking for more information? See an overview of the taxpayer assistance options available from the Sales Tax Division.

 

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