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Up-to-date and detailed information about conducting business operations in Montrose County during the pandemic can be found on Montrose County’s COVID-19 website

For information about arrangements in place for the State of Colorado, please visit the Safer at Home website.

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Legislature Approves Sales Tax Measure to Benefit Restaurants, Bars, and Mobile Food Vendors

Colorado House Bill 20B-1004 allows bars, restaurants, and mobile food vending businesses that have been impacted by public health measures imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic to retain up to $2,000 of state sales tax collected from November 2020 through March 2021. 

While details for implementation of the legislation are still being developed by the state, today the city will begin sending out materials to inform local businesses. City leaders are grateful to local business owners for their cooperation with measures that have been taken to protect public health.

Please note that the legislation does not apply to sales taxes collected for the City of Montrose. Montrose businesses should continue to collect and remit city sales tax according to the normal process.

For questions regarding sales tax collection information, contact Becky Scriffiny at 

City Converts Emergency Assistance Loans to Grants

City administration is pleased to announce that small business emergency loans, administered by the city to help local businesses during the COVID pandemic, have been converted into grants. The city was recently notified that CARES Act funding administered by the city could be used to fund the loan program. As a result, the city will no longer require businesses to repay the initial loan amounts. Those businesses that have already repaid their loans will be issued refunds. 

To date, the city has provided about $100,400 in local grant assistance to businesses in Montrose. More information about the loan forgiveness arrangement will be published when it becomes available. 

The city appreciates the important role that businesses have in our community and recognizes the significant challenges that many, especially those in the food and beverage industry, are experiencing during the pandemic. 

Questions regarding the city’s small business grant program can be sent to City Manager Bill Bell at: and Grant Coordinator Kendall Cramer at:

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