How to Pay

The City of Salida centrally processes payments for all services, fees and fines. Salida Utilities encourages customers to sign up to pay their quarterly bills by ACH. Checks may be mailed or hand-delivered to the payment drop box or to 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).

-Cash Payments can only be accepted in person at City Hall.

-Credit Card Payments can be taken online or in person.

-Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders must be submitted by mail, via the payment drop box located outside of City Hall or in person at:

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.

Parking tickets and other citations can be paid as outlined above. The only exception are summonses, which can only be dealt with in court or at the court clerk’s office prior to court. For further information regarding remitting payments or for assistance in determining whether your ticket is a summons please contact the Salida Municipal Court: http://cityofsalida.com/departments/municipal-court/

Utility Bills

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.

You may also pay your utility bill on-line or at City Hall with a credit card.

Tap Fees

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. At least one-half of the tap fees must be paid to the City of Salida before a building permit is issued. The second half of the 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.

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.

Sales Tax

Businesses operating in the City of Salida must collect and remit sales taxes to the State of Colorado. If you are not set up with an EFT through the state, you can 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.

The Colorado Department of Revenue has published “FYI” documents about registering your business and details specific to the short-term lodging industry.

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.

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 to help you re-connect in the event he or she becomes lost.