Town of Telluride: Council to Discuss Increase in Business License Fees!

Town of Telluride: Council to Discuss Increase in Business License Fees!

At the September 21st budget meeting, the Telluride Town Council directed staff to provide insight into current business license fees and modeling for potential changes. After a discussion last week during the regular meeting of the Council, business license fees, which have not been adjusted since 1996, are expected to be increased during the Tuesday, October 24th meeting.

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Telluride has a business license code that mandates the licensing of persons doing business within Telluride town limits and Lawson Hill. Non-profits are exempt from this requirement. Business license fees were last increased in 1996 by way of ordinance.

During Tuesday’s meeting, staff used the precedent set by the 1996 business licenses increase ordinance, which suggested a 10% increase across the board for non-STR business licenses as a starting point for the converdation. Council requested that a resolution be brought to the Tuesday, October 24 meeting with an increase of at least 50% across the board for non-STR business licenses. The agenda item would allow 5me for discussion and public comment.

The Town plans to post the Tuesday, October 24 Town Council agenda on Wednesday, October 18, which can then be found online at

To submit public comment regarding any agenda item, please email no later than Thursday, October 19.

Telluride, more:

A former Victorian mining town in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride was incorporated in 1977 as a home-rule municipality. Set in a box canyon amid forested peaks at the base of the popular Telluride ski-and-golf resort, the town’s historic district houses landmarks like the Sheridan Opera House, a performing arts venue originally built in 1913, and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896.

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