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Posted on: June 1, 2023

04 April 2023 Preliminary Sales Tax Report

The City of Steamboat Springs has published the preliminary April 2023 Sales, Use, Accommodation, and Short-Term Rental (STR) Tax Report (See the Report). 

The April 2023 sales taxes for the City of Steamboat Springs are 5.44% higher compared to the April 2022 collections or an increase of $106,493. Year-to-date sales tax collection is 9.21% more than year-to-date through the same period last year.  

When comparing this April to the same month last year the notable increases in collections by category are in utilities at 29.2% and lodging & amenities at 14.59% over last April. Increases were seen in most geographical area categories except out-of-town and regional. 

Accommodation Tax is primarily dedicated to local trail projects. A small amount each year is dedicated towards the marketing of these projects and capital improvements at Haymaker. April collections are 12.94% higher compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date accommodation tax collection is 8.2% more than in the same period last year. 

Short-Term Rental Tax (STR tax) is dedicated for use increasing the stock of affordable and attainable housing by providing incentives and contributions to facilitate the development of affordable and attainable housing at locations including, but not limited to, Brown Ranch and to provide funding for infrastructure associated with affordable and attainable housing, including without limitation, energy, stormwater, water, wastewater, and multi-modal transportation. April STR tax collection is $315,851. Year-to-date collections are $4,756,629. 

Building Use Tax is used to fund capital projects for the City of Steamboat Springs. This tax fluctuates depending on building permits issued, use tax reconciliations completed, and the size and number of developments in the City. April net use tax collections total $227,081.   

The City of Steamboat Springs Tax Division strives to provide superior services. General tax information and staff contacts can be found on the Municipal Tax page. The webpage provides an efficient way for customers to access information on sales tax rates, online sales tax filing, short-term rental tax, the excise tax on construction, building/construction use tax, motor vehicle use tax, and links to documents, reports, and the sales tax code.



Nella Poquette, Budget & Tax Manager, 970.871.8256 or email

04 April 2023 Preliminary Sales Tax Report
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