Special Events

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The City of Loveland does not require a sales tax license for vendors participating in a special event.  However, if you currently have a City of Loveland license you can report your sales from the special event(s) on your regular sales tax return.

Information For Vendors

If you are a vendor participating in a special event, please follow these easy steps.  Please note that you do not need to contact the Sales Tax Division prior to the event.

Before Event

  • Download a blank Special Event Form.
  • Fill out the top portion with your name, full mailing address, name of the event that you are particpating in, and the date of the event.
  • Display the form in your booth at the event.

After Event

  • Complete the bottom portion of the form with the amount of sales collected.
  • Remit 3% sales tax to the address provided on the form.
  • Payment is due by the 20th of the month following the period of the event.  If the 20th falls on a weekend or Holiday the return is due the next business day.

Information For Event Organizers

  • The organizer must notify the Sales Tax Division of the date, location, and time of event, 30 days prior to the event itself.
  • The organizer must prepare a list of vendors that include name, mailing address, and phone numbers, and be delivered to the Sales Tax Division prior to the event via mail or e-mail.
  • The organizer can request special event forms that the organizer will distribute to the vendors upon check in at the event.

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

  • The sales tax rate is 6.70% (3% Loveland, 2.9% State, 0.80% Larimer County).
  • If you are doing a special event at the Promenade Shops or Centerra, please e-mail the sales tax division for sales tax rate and special instructions prior to the event.
  • The City of Loveland is a home rule city, therefore, only the city sales tax (3%) should be remitted directly to the City.
  • Vendors need to contact the Department of Revenue to inquire about the State's requirements for special events.
  • Vendors need to contact Larimer County to inquire about the counties requirements for special events.