The Town's Finance Department manages budgets, business licenses, local sales tax collection, employee benefits and more.

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About the Department

The Sales Tax and Accounting Department is responsible for the administration of the Town's finances, budget, accounts receivable and accounts payable, local sales tax collection, and employee benefits.

Business Licenses

All businesses in Winter Park, including home-based businesses, are required to register with the Town of Winter Park and acquire a Business License. The Business License also serves as a Sales Tax License.

Acquire a Business License

Sales Tax

The Town of Winter Park is a home-rule municipality where sales tax is administered and collected locally rather than by the State. The Colorado Department of Revenue has no jurisdiction over sales and use taxes imposed by home rule municipalities when the state does not administer its local taxes. Taxes collected for such areas must be remitted directly to the home rule jurisdiction.

The Colorado Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting and administering local sales taxes for Grand County. Sales taxes collected by vendors must be reported on the "Colorado Retail Sales Tax Return" (DR 0100) and remitted to the Colorado Department of Revenue.



As of December 1, 2022, Resolution No. 1946 will go into effect. This resolution sets fees for business and license regulations.

  • A credit card processing fee will be added to any credit card payments
  • $11.75 paper filing fee for all tax returns not filed online
  • $15.25 declined payment fee for all returned payments
    • Note: If a declined payment fee occurs for a single payment for multiple accounts, only one declined payment fee will be assessed to the user.
  • $60.00 annual business license fee
  • $150.00 annual short-term rental registration fee


Finance Department

50 Vasquez Road
P.O. Box 3327
Winter Park, CO 80482

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Craig Rutherford
Finance Director
(970) 726-8081 ext. 204

Susan Kauber
Business Support Technician
(970) 726-8081 ext. 216

Sarah Owens
Finance Technician
(970) 726-8081 ext. 213