Sales Tax

The City of Montrose derives more than 80% of its general fund revenues from city sales and use tax. The city does not collect any property taxes.

City sales, use, and excise tax is collected by the Finance Department. The City of Montrose is a home-rule city and therefore collects its own sales tax.  The city's sales and use tax policies and other business regulations are found in Title V of the Municipal Code.

State and Montrose County tax should be remitted to the Department of Revenue at the State of Colorado.

Important Notice
MUNIRevs LogoEffective December 1, 2013, the City of Montrose began using MUNIRevs, an online sales and use tax licensing and reporting system.  The MUNIRevs system provides a secure, online system that businesses can use to apply for sales tax licenses, file tax returns, and submit payments.  Visit the MUNIRevs website to register and begin remitting.  Be sure to review the instructions and MUNIRevs FAQs or contact MUNIRevs directly if additional assistance is needed.  Unlimited phone and Web support is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by contacting MUNIRevs at or (888)751-1911.

Current Sales Tax Rates

Due to the expiration of the temporary sales tax for Montrose County School District Re-1J, sales tax rates for retail sales in the City as of August 1, 2008, are as follows:
  • 3.00% - City
  • 1.75% - Montrose County
  • 2.9% - State
  • 7.65% - Total
The total sales tax rate is 8.45% for restaurants and 8.55% for hotel / lodging establishments.

Beginning June 1, 2014, the 0.3% sales tax increase for the Montrose Recreation District will go into effect.  This increase was approved by voters on April 1, 2014.

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