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Please reach out to either the Administrative Assistant or Public Information Officer and they will be happy to transfer your question to the appropriate department.
Administrative Assistant: 970-728-2156, Email
Public Information Officer: 970-728-2165, Email
Please reach out to KOTO Radio for lost and found.
Regular Municipal Elections are held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years unless otherwise required by Colorado Constitution Article X, Section 20 or C.R.S. § 1-41-101, et seq. All special and regular elections are nonpartisan. The next regular election is scheduled for November 2, 2021.
Most Citizen Electors can now register, verify, and/or update their voter registration online at www.GoVoteColorado.com.
Town Residents can register in person at:
Telluride Town Hall (Town Clerk’s Office), 135 W. Columbia, Telluride, CO 81435
San Miguel County Clerk & Recorder—Elections, 305 W. Colorado, Telluride, CO 81435
Any State of Colorado Driver’s License Agency
Past election information can be found online through our electronic records portal.
The Town of Telluride has not set contribution limits for candidates for town council or mayor. Additional Campaign Finance information can be found through the Colorado Secretary of State.
Contact Town Clerk Tiffany Kavanaugh at (970) 728-2157 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campaign Finance forms should be submitted to the Clerk's Office, 135 W Columbia Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 by the deadlines outlined in the 2019 Municipal Filing Calendar.
Payments can be made online at Xpress Bill Pay, by phone ( Utility Billing @ 970-728-2162) or by mailing a check ( Town of Telluride, PO Box 1704, Telluride, CO 81435)
Xpress Bill Pay’s Customer Support is available by calling 1(800) 766-2350.
If you need to apply for a business license or pay sales tax, please create an account with MUNIRevs.
For assistance creating your MUNIRevs account or connecting to your existing business account, please contact the MUNIRevs Support Department at (888) 751-1911.
Until further notice, short- term rental business licenses are not available.
Real Estate Transfer Tax is a 3% tax paid on the sale of properties within the Town of Telluride and Sunset Ridge. There are several exemptions from RETT which can be found in our Municipal Code.
You can create an account at the Town of Telluride MuniRevs website to pay sales and excise tax.
Water, sewer, trash, and recycling. Some homeowners may have part, or all services managed directly through their HOA.
For current homeowners, visit Xpress Billpay.
For new homeowners, setup is completed by calling 970-728-2162.
Billing address changes are made through the website via the form center.
Tenant changes are made through the form center as well!
Home owners do not need to start/stop service when selling or buying property. Utility accounts are updated when closing documentation is received from your title company.
If you are using a local title company, this usually occurs a week after closing. If you are using a title company not in Telluride, you will need to have closing documentation from the title company sent to the Town of Telluride - Finance Department at PO Box 1704, Telluride, CO 81435.
Current homeowners looking to start or stop trash & recycle services should call 970-728-2162.
Properties going under construction (remodels, additions, etc.) may have water shut off, but must continue paying utility fees to maintain access to their water & sewer taps.
For water shutoffs at the street, please contact Public Works at 970-728-2177 to schedule assistance.
Per current Federal Regulation, masks are still required for anyone 2 years and older. Masks are available upon request.
You can call the Galloping Goose office at (970) 728-2179. Please leave the approximate time you rode the bus, description of the item, and your contact information. We can look in out Lost and Found and check the bus for your item. You are also welcome to stop by the Public Works building and check the lost and found yourself during regular office hours: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Public Works is located at 1370 Black Bear Road.
The Galloping Goose will stop at any street corner in town along the route.
Yes! You need a permit to install a sign for your business.
In an effort to preserve the traditional nature of Town, all signage goes through staff-level review with the Planning Department. Issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness must occur prior to installation. A HARC sign application and Land Use Code Regulations (Article 3, Division 4) can be found on the department’s page.
Copies are also available in the Planning Department, Rebekah Hall, 113 W. Columbia Avenue, Telluride.
You may also view unregistered sex offenders we are actively seeking.
More information on towing may be found under the Marshal's Department parking page on this site. Parking page
Unmanned aircraft system use in the Town of Telluride is prohibited without a Drone Permit issued by the Town Manager. Access Drone Informational Brochure Access Drone Application
The Marshal's Department contracts towing services with private providers and payment for the tow / impound is made directly by the registered owner of the vehicle to the tow company. Impound fees will have to be paid before a vehicle will be released. Daily storage fees begin to accumulate after the first 24 hours that a vehicle has been in police custody, so it is recommended that the recovery of a towed vehicle not be delayed.
A parking ticket will accompany the impound paperwork and a court date is provided should an appeal of the circumstances be desired. Failure to pay the parking ticket prior to the court date, or failure to appear at the court date, will result in a doubling of the parking fine.
You can register for our programs two ways. Either through our on-line registration website or at the park offices. Winter hours: 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday or Summer hours: 9am - 4pm, daily.
No, the campground does not have hook-ups of any kind. There are bathroom and shower facilities available on-site and drinking water is accessible. Generators are allowed as long as quiet hours are respected. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am.
Yes, dogs are welcome in the Town Park Campground during our normal campground operations. We ask that dogs be kept on leashes while in the Campground and not left unattended. Please no livestock in the Campground.
Watch the website for season dates.
We require a minimum of 24 hours notice (prior to arrival date check-in time of noon) to cancel a reservation to receive a partial refund. NOTE: There is a $10.00 cancellation processing fee per reservation.
The Waste Water Treatment Plant is the RV dump station. They can be reached at 970.728.6075.
Please contact our Special Events Coordinator at 970.728.2059 for specific details regarding renting the main stage.
Please contact our Special Events Coordinator at 970.728.2059 for details regarding the CCAASE calendar.
The public shower facility is located at the pool entrance and the cost is $3.00 for 5 minutes of hot water. There is token machine just outside the restroom that will convert your bills into tokens. Please note that the office cannot buy back tokens, so please only purchase what you will use.
We have multiple facilities available to reserve. You must submit a permit request for approval, those permits can be found HERE
Parking is very limited in the town of Telluride. There is a commuter parking lot located on the west end of town that is free for all day parking. Recommend walking, riding your bike or using the town shuttle.
Yes, an application must be reviewed by department staff per Land Use Code regulations. Once you have submitted your application, an on-site visit typically occurs next in order to assess the health of the tree and nature of the surrounding area. Review your requirements in Land Use Code Article 3 Division 5. Tree Removal Application
The cost is determined by how many employees work in the Town of Telluride. For a short-term rental, it is determined by how many sleeping rooms (including lofts/nooks) are in the unit. See Telluride Municipal Code Section 6-1-20.
All business licenses expire December 31st and must be renewed January 1st. Payment for business licenses is due no later than January 6th.
Licenses are only prorated in the final quarter of the year (October 1). The fee is half off the regular fee.
If you have any physical presence in town, i.e. meeting clients, advertising, delivering goods in exchange for money, a business license is required.
No. If you do not have a physical presence in the Town of Telluride, you do not need a business license, however, a sales tax license may be required. To apply for a sales tax license, follow these instructions. The process is the same as obtaining a business license., but during the application process, indicate in the description that you need a sales tax license only. The business license administrator will approve you for a zero-fee business license with an attached, non-expiring, sales tax license.
No. Telluride is a Home Rule Municipality and requires all business license owners doing business within the Town of Telluride to have a local business license, as well as being registered with the state. We also self-collect sales tax, so you will pay tax to the state and to the Town of Telluride separately.
Yes. Please contact the Telluride business license administrator at (970) 728-2159 to inform them of the sale date so they may close your account. You will continue to receive email notifications until your account is closed. An account cannot be closed until all taxes owed the Town have been remitted.
If the tax identification information will remain the same, then yes. If a new business entity will be formed with a new tax identification number, then your account must be closed, and the new owner will be responsible for opening a new account. Business licenses are non-transferable.
Before your license can be approved, you must submit a notarized Residential Rental Affidavit (Affidavit) to the Town. There are rental restrictions in the Residential Zone and the Affidavit is required pursuant to Telluride Land Use Code Division 6. A new business license will not be approved until the Affidavit is submitted.
You may rent your property for no more than three times in a year (Jan-Dec). These rentals may not accumulate to more than 29 days total. If you rent over the amount, your account will be processed by the legal department and you could be fined up to $1,000 per day of violation. See Understanding Short-Term Rental Regulations for additional information.
No. The Town of Telluride utilizes a paperless business licensing system called MUNIRevs. Electronic applications are required through telluride.munirevs.com. Computers at the Wilkinson Public Library are available.
The San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder is responsible for car registrations in the Town of Telluride. Please head over to the San Miguel County's website for more information on how to register your vehicle.
Marriage Licenses are issued by San Miguel County.
San Miguel County records can be found on their website.
The Marshal's Department handles business and residential parking permits. The parking permit information page has information and applications for parking permits.
The Finance Department is responsible for utility billing.
Please reach out to the Marshal's Department.
You may dump your sewage at the Telluride Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Please follow the below 4 rules when dumping your waste.
* Port o John companies that haul for Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The Ride Festival, and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival must obtain a separate contract with the Town of Telluride.