The City of Salida centrally processes payments for all services, fees and fines. Checks may be mailed, hand-delivered to the payment drop box or the cashier’s counter in City Hall, located at:
The Touber Building
448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112
Salida, CO 81201
Please do not mail cash or deposit cash payments in the drop box. Please do not mail or deliver payments to any department other than the Finance Department located in City Hall (Suite 112 of the Touber Building).
The City does not accept credit cards and does not yet have on-line bill paying capability. However, the Salida Utilities does accept ACH payments for water and sewer service.
The Salida Utilities mails bills for its regional water and sewer customers quarterly. The most efficient way to process payments is through an electronic bill paying process using an ACH. Customers must first complete an authorization form and return it to City Hall along with a voided check. Checks may also be mailed, delivered to the payment drop box or hand delivered to City Hall, located in the Touber Building at 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201.
Tap fees are paid at City Hall at 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201.
Customers start the application process for new or expanded service with the city’s planning department. One-half of the water tap fees and the full amount of the sewer tap fee must be paid to the City of Salida before a building permit is issued. The second half of the water tap fee must be paid prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
Tap fees must be paid before connecting to the city’s water and sewer lines.
According to the Salida Municipal Code §13-2-70, it is unlawful to tap water or sewer mains without permission, to make a connection with existing service for new or additional use, or to provide water to another property by cross-connecting service lines or by use of a hose.
Tap fees consist of water and sewer plant investment fees, a water resource fee and may, depending upon your location, also include a high zone water plant investment fee. Separate capital reserves are establish to hold these fees until needed for plant upgrades or expansions or, for water resource fees, to acquire additional municipal water rights.
Parking Ticket or Other Citation
Mail your payments to the City of Salida at 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. You may also use the payment drop box located outside of City Hall or hand deliver payments to the same address.
Dog or Cat License
The City of Salida no longer requires dog or cat licenses. A voluntary registration program is available through the Arkansas Valley Humane Society if you wish to register your pet.
Lodging Occupation Tax
Mail your payment, along with a completed quarterly tax return, to the City of Salida at 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. You may also use the payment drop box located outside of City Hall or hand deliver payments to the same address.
Businesses operating in the City of Salida must collect and remit sales taxes to the State of Colorado. Mail your payment along with the completed Colorado Retail Sales Tax Return (Form DR 0100):
Colorado Department of Revenue
Denver, CO 80261-0013
The state distributes the local sales taxes back to the city the following month.
As a statutory city, Salida relies on the state for administering and enforcing compliance with sales tax laws. You must register your business with the state (Form CR 0100) and file monthly or quarterly tax returns depending on the size of your business.
All the forms you need to register your business and get into compliance can be found in the business section of the state’s website or by calling 303-238-7378.