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Local Option - Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Agricultural
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Geothermal Electric
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Biomass
Wind (Small)
Maximum Rebate 

Varies (local option)

Program Info
Sector Name 
State
Administrator 
Department of Local Affairs, Local Governments
Expiration Date 

07/01/2017

State 
Colorado
Program Type 
Sales Tax Incentive
Rebate Amount 

Varies (local option)

Summary 
Colorado enacted legislation in April 2007 to authorize counties and municipalities to offer property or sales tax rebates or credits to residential and commercial property owners who install renewable energy systems on their property (see S.B. 145). 

Eligible renewable energy property is defined as "any fixture, product, system, device or interacting group of devices that produce electricity from renewable resources, including, but not limited to, photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, small wind systems, biomass systems, or geothermal systems."

The incentive is administered at the local level by individual cities and counties. Individuals should contact the city and county where their property is located to find out if a tax rebate or credit will be established in their community.

Websites for many Colorado cities are available on the Colorado Municipal League web site, www.cml.org.

Websites for Colorado counties are available on the Colorado Counties, Inc. web site, www.ccionline.org.