Denver Ordinance, Tax Rules, and Tax Guides

The City and County of Denver: General Tax Information Booklet(PDF, 1015KB)  is intended to provide general tax information for anyone conducting business in the City and County of Denver. It provides information for collecting and filing sales, use, lodger’s, occupational privilege, facilities development, telecommunications, and property taxes.

The Tax Topic Guides are intended to be straightforward summaries of particular industries or business subjects. Each guide includes a brief description of the applicable law, one or more examples of taxable or exempt transactions, and references to the relevant portions of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC).

Tax Guides

Tax Ordinance

The Denver Revised Municipal Code (Ordinance) is provided on a third-party site.  This is the full set of the Denver Ordinance.  Taxes can be found in Chapter 53. The Tax Rules (see above) are issued by the Manager of Finance.  These are more detailed explanations of various sections of the City Ordinance.