FAQ - Business, Sales & Use Tax Licensing

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What section of Englewood’s Municipal Code (EMC) pertains to Sales and Use Tax?

Answer: TITLE 4- MUNICIPAL FINANCES AND TAXATION, Chapter 4 - SALES AND USE TAX

EMC Title 4 Chapter 4 Sales and Use Tax

 

What section of Englewood’s Municipal Code pertains to Business and License Regulations?

Answer:  TITLE 5- BUSINESS AND LICENSE REGULATIONS

EMC Title 5 Business and License Regulations

 

Sales Tax Returns

I am not sure how to fill out the Sales Tax Return; what do I do?

Answer:

  • The City offers at no charge monthly Sales Tax Seminars to answer general and specific sales and use tax questions. These seminars are held in the Perrin room of the City of Englewood Public Library. Sales Tax Seminar Schedule
  • Please review the Sales and Use Tax Guide on our website
  • Please contact the Licensing office at 303-762-2422 or by e-mail

 

Business Licenses & Registration

I have a new business located in Englewood; do I need to register with your City?

Answer: Effective January 1, 2020 all business engaged in business with the City of Englewood will be required to obtain a Sales and Use Tax License. The registration process can be started at:  MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

How do I find out if my Business needs a separate Business License in addition to a Sales Tax License? Answer:  The City requires a separate Business License for a variety of businesses, please visit the following link to obtain a list of businesses requiring additional licensing:

EMC Title 5 Business and License Regulations

 

We are a not-for-profit business that engages retail sales in your City, do we need a license?  Do we need a license if we locate in your City? 

Answer: A license is required because the not-for-profit business is liable for the collection and submission of the tax paid by the customer purchasing the product provided by the not-for-profit business.  If the not-for-profit business locates in the City, a Sales and Use Tax license is required.  MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

ZIP CODES: Englewood City Limits v. Postal address

Postal zip code indicates Englewood, is my business located in the City of Englewood?  Nexus?

Answer:  There is some misunderstanding about which Zip Codes are actually within Englewood's jurisdiction, as the U.S. Postal Service has designated some areas in Sheridan, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, unincorporated Arapahoe County, and unincorporated Douglas County with Englewood mailing addresses.  Postal zip codes 80110 (west of Broadway) and 80113 (from Broadway east) are within the city limits or jurisdiction of the City of Englewood. The 80110 zip code is shared with the City of Sheridan and the 80113 zip code is shared with the City of Cherry Hills Village.

 

Englewood zip codes with 80111 or 80112 are not within the city limits or jurisdiction of the City of Englewood.  The following link is to the zip code section of the Sales and Use Tax web page.

Property Taxes

May I speak with someone about my property taxes?

Answer: For general property tax questions, please call the Arapahoe County Assessor’s office at 303-795-4600. The City of Englewood is authorized to assess the following property tax mill levies (For illustrative purposes 2019 collected in 2020):

  • General Fund Operations - 5.880 mills
  • General Obligation Debt – Recreation Center – 1.401 mills
  • General Obligation Debt – Police Headquarters Building – 2.157 mills

 

General Sales Tax and Licensing Questions

I want to solicit my product and/or service Door to Door in your city; what do I need?                              Answer: In addition to a Sales Tax License, you will need a Direct Seller’s permit and a city issued I.D. Card. Registration can be started at: MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

I am not selling anything, yet I want to post advertisement in the neighborhoods; what do I need?                                                                                                                                                    Answer: If you have no contact with the public and are providing informational flyers/leaflet/handbills only, you will not need a Business license.  Your advertising/marketing information must be affixed, i.e., taped or rubber banded, no placement on sites that have NO SOLICITING posted, not in mail boxes, parking lots, or automobile windshields.  Please review the following Englewood Municipal Code link:  EMC Title 5 Chapter 19 Direct Sellers

Questions about Specific Services or Products

City of Englewood Sponsored Events

I am participating in a City sponsored event; what do I need?        

Answer:  You will need a Special Event License. (Craft Fairs, 4th of July, Holiday Bazaar, Sounds of Summer, Block Party, etc.) Registration can be started at: MUNIRevs-Englewood      

 

Non-City Sponsored Events

I want to participate in a special event?

Answer:  You will need a Sales and Use Tax License. Registration can be started at: MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

Food related questions

I want to sell food on a street corner; what do I need?

Answer:  Please contact Community Development at 303-762-2342 for information on zoning restrictions. A Food Vendors license is required, as well as a Sales Tax License. You can start the application process at:  MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

I want to sale food from my food truck; what do I need?

Answer: Please contact the Licensing office 303-762-2422 or email: laelliott@englewoodco.gov. A Food Vendors license is required, as well as a Sales Tax License. You can start the application process at:  MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

Can I sell homemade jellies and baked goods at the local craft fair?

Answer:  You will need to contact the Tri County Health Department at 720-200-1563.  They have stipulations/regulations you must follow.  You will need to provide the City with a Tri County Health Certificate with your Special Event application. Please start the registration process at: MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

I want to buy gold and other valuable articles.  Is a Sales Tax license all I need?

Answer:  1) To purchase valuable articles within the City, you must first obtain a Purchaser of Valuable Articles License. The registration process can be started at:  MUNIRevs-Englewood

Answer:  2) If you will be selling tangible items, you will also need a Sales Tax License. The registration process can be started at:  MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

Massage questions

I am a Massage Therapist; does the city require me to have a Massage Therapy License?

Answer:  Effective January 1, 2020 all business engaged in business with the City of Englewood will be required to obtain a Sales and Use Tax License. The registration process can be started at: MUNIRevs-Englewood. However no, separate business license is required as the State regulates Massage Therapists. 

 

 I am a Reflexologist; does the City require me to have a License?

Answer:  Effective January 1, 2020 all business engaged in business with the City of Englewood will be required to obtain a Sales and Use Tax License. The registration process can be started at: MUNIRevs-Englewood. In addition, the City of Englewood requires a separate Reflexology business license. The registration process can be started at: MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

Miscellaneous questions

I need to contact a Trash Hauler; do you have a list of licensed Trash Haulers for the City?    

Answer:  The City has a list of Licensed Trash Haulers; you may contact the Licensing Office 303-762-2422 or access the list at Trash Haulers.

 

I would like to offer Arborist services in your City, do I need a License?

Answer:  Yes, you will need an Arborist License issued by the City. The registration process can be started at: MUNIRevs-Englewood

 

Why do I have to collect Sales Tax on items I am selling at the local craft fair?

Answer:  You are selling tangible items to the public.  Sales of tangible items in the City of Englewood are subject to the 7.75% tax rate of which the City’s rate is 3.5%.  For more details; please refer to the Sales Tax Guide.

 

Can I hold a garage sale every weekend at my house?

Answer:  No person may conduct more than two (2) garage sales in any calendar year at the same location.  Each garage sale shall last no more than three (3) consecutive days. (Englewood Municipal Code: 15-16-2).  EMC Title 5 Chapter 16 Garage Sales

 

If you are a contractor and need a license, please click on the following link:  Contractor’s License