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The Administrative Services Office does not handle sales tax. Please reach out to the Finance Department at 970-728-8453 or email Lisa Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or the Marshal's Department for lost and found.
San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder
305 W. Colorado Ave 1st Floor
Telluride, CO 81435
If bears do not forage successfully in town, they will then move on to areas that provide them with the food they need to hibernate through the winter. Houses have been “broken into” by bears looking for food. Imagine the unpleasant surprise of coming home to a bear eating ice cream out of your freezer and the mess they created to locate the tastiest items!
Keeping the town clean also serves to minimize skunks and rodents who thrive near humans because of our messy ways.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has many great resources about safely recreating in Bear country. Please look through this information carefully before you head out to hike or camp so you can safely enjoy the areas in and around Telluride.
Keeping our trash secured and out of reach of bears is one of the best ways to keep bears from becoming habituated to humans and becoming aggressive around human food sources. The fines are in place to help encourage everyone to do the right thing when it comes to keeping bears and people safe.
Find more information about successfully living in Bear Country with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Exterior signs for your business go through a staff-level review with the Historic Preservation Department and the Issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness must occur prior to installation.
A HARC Sign Application (PDF) must be completed and sent to the Historic Preservation Department to begin the process. Signs must follow Land Use Code Regulations (Article 3, Division 4) specifications.
Copies are also available in the Planning Department, Rebekah Hall, 113 W. Columbia Avenue, Telluride.
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 7, 2023.
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:
San Miguel County Clerk & Recorder—Elections, 305 W. Colorado, Telluride, CO 81435
Any State of Colorado Driver’s License Agency
Permanent Resident Card Holders must register in person at:
Town Hall, 135 W. Columbia Ave., Telluride, CO 81435
Past election information can be found online through our electronic records portal.
Yes, the Town of Telluride adopted contribution limits for candidates, candidate committees, and political committees. See Telluride Municipal Code 2-1-100 for details. 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 email@example.com.
Campaign Finance forms should be submitted to the Clerk's Office, 135 W Columbia Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies must be received within seven days of receipt of an electronic filing.
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.
There is currently a suspension on the issuance of new short-term rental business licenses that will expire November 2, 2023 unless extended by Town Council. Short-term rental exceptions can be found here: https://www.telluride-co.gov/281/Business-Licenses.
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.
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 the Town, all signage goes through a staff-level review with the Planning Department. Issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness must occur prior to installation. A HARC Sign Application (PDF) and Land Use Code Regulations (Article 3, Division 4) can be found on the department’s page.
The waitlists for Shandoka, Virginia Placer and the Boarding House are very long, and we do not anticipate housing coming available before Spring, possibly even Summer.
Pets are not permitted at Virginia Placer or the Boarding House. Only ESA animals are allowed at Shandoka.
Yes. Once your name is selected for housing, you will then be required to provide proof of a job or job offer.
Onsight parking is very limited. It is preferred that tenants do not have a vehicle. If needed, they can check in with the marshals for parking availability.
The Telluride Marshall’s office is now in charge of issuing parking permits for the parking lot.
Application fees can be added to the first months rent and do not have to be paid at time of application drop-off.
All adults in the apartment must work at least 1000 hours per year within the boundaries of the Telluride R-1 School District and be legal residents of the United States. Exceptions are available for applicants with disabilities, elderly applicants and families who have been issued a HUD housing assistance voucher - please contact Shandoka staff for exception details.
150sq/ft. Comes with regular twin bed/mattress, mini fridge, desk/chair, storage locker and chest. None of these items can be removed from the room in order to accommodate the prospective tenants personal items. There is also ski storage located outside of the unit.
Photos of units and BH layout are on our web page
All utilities are included at the Boarding House.
No animals are aloud at the Boarding House. If a prospective tenant has a emotional support/service animal we will make reasonable accommodations on the Shandoka waitlist.
Its telluride, everything is close.
Below is a list of items I recommend new tenants bring with them. This list is directly off of our web page for easy reference to perspective tenants.
Recommended Restroom Items
Recommended Miscellaneous Items
Combination Lock for Ski Locker
Sheets to fit a standard twin bed
*No toiletries will be provided
Dry/Wet Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
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
Each residence is allowed one guest permit with their residential permit application. There is no physical guest pass issued. You must add a vehicle when applying that will serve as your guest vehicle. Manage your guest vehicle in the parking permit portal by logging in to your account and clicking on your name on the upper right corner of the screen and selecting "your permits". Edit your guest vehicle by clicking on the pencil on the right side of the guest vehicle and enter your guest's plate number.
Parking permits are available for purchase or renewal starting the month they expire.
Residents or businesses can change their plate number assigned in the parking permit portal by logging in to their account and clicking on their name on the upper right corner of the screen and selecting your permits then editing the vehicle information by clicking on the pencil on the right side of the vehicle.
There is a map located on this web-site you may view. Additionally, signs are posted throughout the town on each block that has been zoned for permits.
No, you must pay to park in the business district from Aspen to Alder and on adjoining side streets where posted. All other streets allow free two-hour parking, permits exempt. The center lane has a 30 minute limit by permit only. You may not drop off or pick pedestrians up from the center lane. Centerlane permits are designated for Delivery Companies (i.e. Fed-Ex, U.P.S, Budweiser) and Colorado Avenue business are eligible for one transferrable Centerlane permit.
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.
To register for programming in town park please go to our registration portal for more information and to create an account:
We offer different youth and adult activities depending on the season. Our website will provide you with the most current activities available for enrollment.
Yes, in exchange for an ID, we have various balls, some tennis and pickleball rackets and frisbees. The library also offers some equipment. Check with the Wilkinson Public Library for seasonal availability.
Campspot is our new online camping reservation software:
NEW! We have configured our camping software to optimize our campsites by site type to maximize our occupancy and reduce the need to piece meal together a reservation.
NEW! The Terms and Conditions (camping rules and regulations) MUST be reviewed and agreed to prior to on-site check-in with the Campground Attendant). You can access the Terms and Conditions from your reservation details link.
Our new software will auto generate 3 messages/reminders to all campers:
*** ONCE ONLINE CHECK-IN HAS BEEN COMPLETED NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE TO THE RESERVATION. ***
(PLEASE NOTE: These nightly rates do not include the $3.00 booking fee per transaction)
* Senior rates apply to those 60 and older at the time of booking. The Senior promotional code is available on the bottom of the Campspot home page or at the drop down for:AdultsChildrenSeniorsPets
A Group Booking is defined as multiple bookings made by the same individual for the same nights for multiple campsites.
Due to the incredibly high demand; Group Bookings are NOT permitted.
An individual camper can stay a maximum of 7 nights in a 30 day period of time and new this year a maximum of 14 days for the entire season.
A maximum of 6 people at a vehicle campsite (Premium and Standard) and 4 people at a primitive walk-in campsite are permitted. Limiting the amount of usage on a site helps prevent erosion of the campsite. If you have more than the maximum number of people allowed, another site will need to be booked if available.
Campers are allowed to have guests. All guest vehicles must be parked outside of the campground in an authorized parking area. Guests are permitted during the day until 9:00 pm, but only a maximum number of 6 people in the vehicle campsites and 4 people in the primitive sites are allowed at night/overnight.
All reservations must be made online. No payments are accepted over the phone or in-person.
Yes, children are counted toward the total capacity of each campsite.
NOTE: If you have made 2 bookings on one confirmation in Campspot and need to cancel one, please contact the P&R office for assistance.
Parks and Recreation970.email@example.com
Please refer to our cancellation policy and note that reservations cannot be resold.
See Revised Cancellation Policy for a reservation no call show show.
See Revised Cancellation Policy for early departure information.
On-site arrivals are from 3:00 pm MT through 9:00 pm MT on-site with the campground attendant.
A required online pre check-in is available up to 24 hours prior to arriving on-site to provide all arriving camper and vehicle information. This is required prior to on-site check-in with the campground attendant in addition to the Terms and Conditions.
NO EARLY CHECK-IN'S. NO EXCEPTIONS!
No, street parking is your best option for a longer combined length rig. Across the street from the town park entrance along the river facing west is the closest option. If you drive past the town park entrance to the other side of the east end community use that bus turnaround and come back into any available spaces.
Check-out time is by 2:00 pm MT on your scheduled departure date. Please be courteous of our campground attendant as there is much to do anticipating the arriving campers who may be weary and anxious to get set up.
If you need a site in a certain area or need to be in sites next to your party, please obtain that information from them directly. The Parks and Recreation Department is unable to provide reservation information to anyone but the person who made the reservation. This includes spouses and other family members.
Quiet hours at the campground are from 10:00 pm until 8:00 am daily. Please be courteous of your camping neighbors.
Low decibel (non-diesel) generators are ONLY permitted between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please plan accordingly.
No wood burning is ever permitted in the Town of Telluride.
Failure to comply with this ordinance may result in camping privilege's being revoked.
Charcoal grills are provided at each of the vehicle sites (Standard and Premium) for charcoal only.
No, the campground does not have electric hook-ups, water, or sewer.
There are bathroom and shower facilities available on-site and potable water is accessible for campers staying in the Town Park Campground. Low decibel (non-diesel) generators are permitted between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm daily. NO EXCEPTIONS!
No, your campground fee only covers your overnight reservation at your campsite.
For town park recreation programming, please visit the link provided below:
Guest WiFi is available at the campground. No password is required.
Please note: During festivals it can be limited.
NEW! Restroom/Shower Facility - all-in-one facility on-site includes restrooms, showers, dishwashing station, trash and recycling.
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.
The Town of Telluride does not have a dog park.
No. Livestock is not permitted in the Town of Telluride campground.
The campground is located on the east end of the Town of Telluride only a couple of blocks from the edge of the commercial district. The Galloping Goose is a town loop free shuttle bus that will pick up just outside the main entrance to the Town Park.
Your Campground Attendant or the P&R staff at the Town Park Info Center will be a good sources for local information and trail maps.
It is unlawful for any person to camp or sleep overnight in or on any Town-owned park, open space or other public property, or remain within or on such lands beyond the hours of authorized public access or use. Town Ordinance (7-2-40 & 10-4-60), fines may apply. Camping on private property would be permissible after obtaining permission from the property owners.
No, there are no other campgrounds or RV parks located within the Town of Telluride. Please see our main campground page for links and information on other camping outside of Telluride.
Electric bikes are considered motorized and are not permitted on any of the town park trails or paths. Please use the paved bike path along the valley floor.
No, there is not a dog park in the town park. Dogs must be on leash within town park and on voice control along the river trail.
In order for children to attend the pool without a parent or guardian they must be at least 15 years of age and meet the following requirements:
All patrons, whether swimming, supervising, or watching, must pay to enter the facility.
No, the pool is only open June 2nd through August 27th this year.
The Peaks Resort and Spa in Mountain Village has an indoor pool.
The facility’s maximum occupancy is dependent upon patron to guard ratio, programming & various other factors; non-swimmers are included in the maximum occupancy.
Swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear a tightly fitting swim diaper or plastic covering.
All toys must be approved by staff. Staff reserves the right to allow only as many toys as they deem safe. There may be times during which no toys are allowed in the pool.
Floatation devices must be USCG Type III or better.
Alcohol & smoking are prohibited in the pool area. Patrons who appear to be under the influence will be denied admission or subject to eviction.
Food & drink are not permitted on the deck or in the pool, please keep all food & drink in the grass.
No shallow water diving; diving is only permitted in the deep end of the pool from the southern deck. Back flips, front flips, inverse jumps, backward facing jumps, spinning jumps, cartwheels &/or entries into the water that are deemed unsafe are not permitted.
Per state law, patrons must shower with soap before entering the pool.
If you have diarrhea, open wounds, sores, an illness or any other infectious or contagious condition, you shouldn’t be swimming. Bandages of any kind are not permitted.
Proper swim attire must be worn & is subject to approval by staff. Swimmers must wear clean, colorfast garments that are suitable for swimming & do not interfere with their safety or the quality of the water. Clean water shoes are permitted. Clothing including cutoffs, colored cotton, street clothes, garments or braces with exposed metal, underwear, or clothing worn for exercising immediately prior to swimming are prohibited.
Pool memberships are available for immediate family members only. Each member of the family would need to be listed on the membership, as memberships cannot be split or shared. Memberships purchased prior to swim lessons provide a 10% discount on lessons.
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
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(PDF) and Land Use Code Regulations (Article 3, Division 4) can be found on the Historic Preservation Department's webpage. Copies are also available in the Planning Department located at Rebekah Hall, 113 W. Columbia Avenue, Telluride.
Please reach out to the San Miguel County Weed Coordinator.
Some of the most pervasive weeds in this area are Dames Rocket, Oxeye Daisy, Yellow Toadflax, Cypress Spurge, White Top, and Scentless Chamomile. When weeds are hand-pulled, it is best to put them in plastic bags and then into the trash. Do not compost the plant material as the seeds may be viable.
The San Miguel County Weed Coordinator can help you identify and control these weeds.
The cost is determined by how many employees work in the Town of Telluride. For out of town businesses, please indicate on your application how many employees will be physically present in the Town of Telluride, not the total employees in the business. For a short-term rental licenses, the cost is determined by the license category and how many sleeping rooms (including lofts/nooks) are in the property. 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 31st for the 2024 licensing year. STR business licenses that are active on December 31st 2023 will be granted a grace period until the new STR software is ready in mid January - early February. STR license fees will be due April 1st due to the timeline of the software launch.
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. Upon the sale of a property, a STR license must be closed, and the new owner must apply for a new STR license.
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 must apply for 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. A rental that begins in one year and ends in the next shall count for the year it begins. For example, December 21 - January 5. However, taxes must be split and remitted for their corresponding month totals. 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.
No. The Town of Telluride utilizes a paperless business licensing system called MUNIRevs. Electronic applications are required to be submitted through telluride.munirevs.com. A computer kiosk is available in the lobby at Town Hall, and there are several computers available for use at the Wilkinson Public Library.
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.
After examining your property, if you still have questions regarding your water usage, please contact Utilities Billing.
If your meter needs serviced, please fill out a service request form.
You may dump your sewage at the Telluride Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Please follow the steps below:
You can reach out to the Water Treatment Plant if you have concerns. An appointment to have someone visit your home or business may be scheduled.
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 Bruin Waste at (970) 864-7531.
New homeowners looking to establish trash & recycling service should call the Finance Department at (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 to schedule assistance.
If your polycart has been damaged by wildlife or just wear and tear, please reach out to Utility Billing to coordinate a replacement or repair.
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!
Water is read in 1,000 gallon increments (E.g. a reading of 32 would mean 32,000 gallons were used during the billing cycle). Billing cycles are read 2 months at a time. Fees are billed based on a fee schedule approved by Town Council.
Water, sewer, trash, and recycling. Some homeowners may have part, or all services managed directly through their HOA.