City Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase

Two ballot measures related to public safety funding and mental health and human services funding were passed by Lafayette voters on Nov. 2, 2021. This action will increase the City Sales and Use Tax rate from 3.5% to 3.87%, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Through Dec. 31, 2021

Businesses should continue charging and collecting 3.5% City Sales Tax on taxable sales to Lafayette customers through Dec. 31, 2021. Adjust point-of-sale systems to begin charging and collecting 3.87% City sales to Lafayette customers made on and after Jan. 1, 2022.

The City Sales and Use Tax rates increase also applies to all City Use Tax liabilities, including general Use Tax due on purchases, Use Tax paid on City building permits, and Use tax paid on motor vehicles.

Starting Jan. 1, 2022

The City of Lafayette's Sales Tax rate is 3.87%. Sales tax is remitted directly to the City of Lafayette, a Home Rule jurisdiction. The City is located in Boulder County.

Sales Tax Rate Information

2022 Sales Tax Collection
Where to remit Sales Tax

Use Tax Rate Information

2022 Use Tax Collection
Where to remit Use Tax

*While Boulder County does not impose a general Use Tax, the County does impose a Use Tax of 0.985% on motor vehicles and on construction/building materials. County Use Tax on motor vehicles is paid at the time of vehicle registration. County Use tax on construction/building materials is paid on building and mechanical permits.  

Sales Tax Application

Registration Instructions for Online Sales Tax and Business Licensing

Contact Us

For additional information about sales or use taxes, contact us at 303-665-5588 or email salestax@lafayetteco.gov.