Sales Tax

Phone: 970-244-1521


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Sales, Use, and Lodging Taxes

City of Grand Junction facilities are temporarily closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We offer a robust level of service that can be completed remotely.  Please click here for a list of contact options specific to your needs.  We'll be happy to help you.


Sales and use taxes are the largest source of operating revenues for the City of Grand Junction. The City currently has over 5,400 vendors who are licensed and collect the City's sales tax on their business transactions. A business is required to collect the City's sales tax when it sells retail tangible personal property inside the City limits. Of the 5,400 licensed vendors in the City, a few are also required to collect lodging tax (6%) which is used solely by Visit Grand Junction to promote tourism in the City.

The City's sales tax rate is currently 3.25%. The combined tax rate is 8.52% and the break down is as follows:

City of Grand Junction Sales Tax = 3.25%

State of Colorado Sales Tax = 2.90%

Mesa County Sales Tax = 2.37%


The City of Grand Junction Sales and Use Tax License no longer has an expiration date. The license is valid until it is canceled and is issued with the requirement that all City laws will be followed. If, for some reason, a business is not in compliance with those laws, the license can be suspended or revoked.  The City licenses its vendors separately from the State. The State of Colorado Department of Revenue office can be reached at (970)248-7140 and Mesa County Finance can be reached at (970)244-1675 . 


Not sure if an address is located inside city limits? An online city limits search is available for your convenience. This is important to vendors who deliver goods, because the sales tax for those transactions is determined by the delivery address. When the delivery address is located inside the City limits, then the City sales tax is charged. If the delivery address is not located inside the City limits, then City sales tax is not charged.

**You can now file your sales and use tax online!  Please read these instructions carefully to get started.  The new online portal allows you to apply for a sales tax license, file returns, view your sales tax account balance, access your filing history and more!  It is important that you use Google Chrome for your web browser.

Attention short-term rental hosts!  We now use Host Compliance for all short-term rental sales and lodging tax collections.  You will need your new permit number through Host Compliance in order to file.  Please contact us if you have not received it.


2020 Sales and Use Tax 101 Classes

Located at City Hall in the Executive Conference Room.  Check-in at the Finance office on the second floor, left off the elevator.  Please register for a class by e-mailing

  • December 10th at 2:00 P.M.