City of Wheat Ridge Taxes

Wheat Ridge Tax Rates as of 1/1/2018, click links for more information

Tax Type

Admissions Tax 4.0%

Liquor Occupation Tax

$600 to $2,200/yr
Lodging Tax 10%

Construction Use Tax 

Sales Tax 3.5%
Telecommunications Occupation Tax (2022) $8.24/line/month
Use Tax 3.5%

Sales and Use Tax 3.5% Ordinance

Ordinance 1614 codified the half-percent sales and use tax increase approved by voters on initiative 2E, for infrastructure and certain parks improvements, in November 2016.  The increase was effective as of January 1, 2017 per the initiative.

Due Date

Tax returns are due on the 20th of the month or the next business day if that is a weekend or holiday.  A timely postmark is accepted.


Refunds for taxes may be requested via the refund form accompanied by appropriate documentation. Email or fax is acceptable provided the form is signed and all parts are legible. All refund requests are subject to review and adjustment.

Non-City Taxes

  • Information about income taxes is available through links on the income tax resources page.
  • Property tax information is available via the Jefferson County assessor's page.
  • The City office of Economic Development also offers some helpful insights about programs for the benefit of business.