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Tax Information
What's New?
The interest rate charged on late or unpaid taxes owed to the City is increasing from 6.0% per annum (0.50% monthly) to 7.0% per annum (0.583% monthly). The new interest rate goes into effect on January 1, 2017. The interest rate is established by the Colorado State Banking Commission as provided for in Commerce City code regulation section 20-8-2.

Sales Tax

In the city, the sales tax rate is 9.25%, broken out as follows:

 Commerce City  4.50%
 Adams County   0.75%
 Scientific Cultural and Facilities District  0.10%
 Regional Transportation District  1.00%
 State of Colorado  2.90%
   9.25%

Learn more about the city's sales and use tax code.

Property Tax
Everyone in Commerce City pays the same property tax rate (3.28 mills). But your total property tax bill amount depends upon where a property is located. This is because other entities such as schools and metro districts also collect property taxes to provide their services.
  • View how your property tax dollars are split if you live south of 96th Avenue
  • View how your property tax dollars are split if you live north of 96th Avenue
Learn more about property taxes in Commerce City and potential rebates for older adults.

Where Does my Tax Dollar Go?
Depending on where you live, your tax dollars go to a variety of government organizations with only a small portion going to city services and programs.

If you live south of 96th Avenue
Of the $1,000 in property taxes you pay, approximately $37 dollars - or $3 per month - of that bill goes to the city to pay for services and programs. Select the image for a larger view.

Dollar bill split to represent where your tax dollars go

If you live north of 96th Avenue
Of the $1,000 in property taxes you pay, approximately $17 dollars - or $1.40 per month - of that bill goes to the city for programs and services. Select the image for a larger view.

Dollar bill split to represent where your tax dollars go