A three percent (3%) City of Lakewood accommodations tax applies to charges for sleeping rooms or accommodations in the City, if the occupancy is for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. The accommodations tax is charged in addition to the City sales tax rate.
Combined tax rate on accommodations
|State of Colorado Sales Tax
|City of Lakewood Sales Tax
|City of Lakewood Accommodations Tax
Total Combined Rate
Government entities and organizations holding a valid Lakewood Certificate of Exemption may purchase accommodations free of Lakewood sales and accommodations tax.
The Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax is imposed directly on any business providing basic local exchange service within the City. The monthly rate for 2021 is $4.26 per line of service.
The City of Lakewood is aware that multiple telecommunications providers pass the liability of the B&O Tax down to their customer base. As such, all billing related questions should be directed to the respective carrier.
* “Basic local exchange service” and “Line,” as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code 5.32.
The City of Lakewood motor vehicle use tax is three percent (3%) and is due at the time the vehicle is registered and titled. Motor vehicles are required to be registered at the owner's principal, or primary, residence.
100% Electric Powered Vehicles
If you are a Lakewood resident and purchased an all-electric vehicle prior to April 22, 2021 you may be due a refund of (municipal sales) tax. Refunds shall only apply to purchases of 100% electric-powered vehicles, batteries or controls made July 1, 2017 through April 21, 2021. Please complete a Claim for Refund Form(PDF, 203KB) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a completed W9 form and a copy of the invoice or registration indicating Lakewood’s tax was collected by the dealership or Jefferson County.
Property Tax for City of Lakewood residents is collected and enforced by Jefferson County.
General information concerning property tax is available through the Jefferson County Assessor's Office.
Information on property records is available through the Jefferson County Assessor's Office Property Records Search.