Laws & Regulations

Municipal Code
The City of Wheat Ridge Code of Laws is available online. The sections relevant to business licensing and sales and use taxes are Chapter 11 and Chapter 22, respectively. (Part II-Code of Laws, Chapter 11-License, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations; and Chapter 22-Taxation.)

Home-Rule City
Wheat Ridge is a home-rule city, meaning its voters chose (in 1976) to exercise the authority granted by the Colorado Constitution, Article XX, to create, collect on, and enforce its own tax laws.

Because of this, the City's tax laws often differ from those of the state and require a little extra care in compliance. Reading the mentioned code sections is encouraged.

About Municode
Municode is searchable and any displayed section may be printed. Extracts are obtained by highlighting the text you want, right-clicking, selecting copy and pasting into a word processing document or email.

In contracting with the City about a specific code section, please cite the section, paragraph, and subparagraph as appropriate so that the response you receive is most efficient.

The Wheat Ridge Tax Regulations may be a source of more specific information regarding the City's tax laws. Any reference to them best includes an excerpt of the section at issue to allow for the most efficient response.

In the event a regulation or any advice conflicts with the code of laws, the code of laws prevails.