Sales Tax Information

Effective January 1, 2022, the City of Lafayette has a new general business license requirement for all businesses located within the City of Lafayette. This new requirement is met by holding a City of Lafayette Sales and Use Tax License. You can apply for this free license at

A City Sales and Use Tax License is already held by most Lafayette retail businesses. Examples include restaurants, grocery stores, department stores, gift shops, convenience stores, and coffee shops.

Certain business types were not previously required to hold a City Sales and Use Tax License. Examples include professional service firms, daycare centers, and yoga studios.

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Online Business Licensing and Sales tax system

The City of Lafayette has partnered with MUNIRevs to provide an online business licensing and tax collection system. This system allows businesses and independent vendors to access their accounts and submit tax returns and payments online.

Get help

MUNIRevs provides phone and web support Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. Contact support if you are having trouble accessing your account, applying for a license, filing tax forms, making payments, or if you want to close your account.

Sales Tax overview

The City of Lafayette is a Home Rule City which means that the City portion of Sales Tax collected in Lafayette is remitted directly to the City of Lafayette, instead of being remitted to the State of Colorado for disbursement.

As a Home Rule City, the City of Lafayette charges Sales Tax on some items that the State of Colorado does not. For instance, the City taxes food for domestic consumption, the State does not. Each vendor should read the Municipal Code, Section 110-121.

Exemptions to City Sales Tax are listed in the Municipal Code, Section 110-122. If it is not listed in the exemptions, it is taxable. Service type businesses are exempt from licensing if they do not sell any products. 

The business must have a Sales Tax License number from the State of Colorado before applying for a license with the City of Lafayette. The application and license do not have a fee required. Approximate processing time is 2 weeks.

Standard Municipal Home Rule Affidavit of Exempt Sale

City of Lafayette Exemption Certificate

Contact us for questions about the City Municipal Code

Call the Sales and Use Tax staff at 303-665-5588.