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Mesa County’s sales tax rate (for areas outside of our cities and towns) is 2%.

That means two cents per $1.00 in retail sales is collected as a  county tax. This tax was approved by local voters in 1981. Specifically,  voters designated where this money should be spent. Here’s a breakdown of  how that two cents is allocated:

  • One cent is dedicated to capital and infrastructure improvements. 
  • .55 cents is distributed to the cities and towns within the county. 
  • .45 cents is dedicated to the county’s general fund.

*On January 1, 2018 the new Mesa County Public Safety Tax of 0.37% went  into effect. *This tax was approved by local voters in November 2017. This  tax is for all sales occurring in Mesa County.

In addition to the 2% county tax and the 0.37% public safety tax, the State  of Colorado also has a 2.9% sales tax. Thus, unincorporated areas of Mesa  County have a combined sales tax rate of 5.27%.

The cities and towns in Mesa County each have their own municipal sales  tax, which is added on top of the 2% county tax and the 0.37% public safety  tax:

Municipality   City/Town Sales Tax   County Sales Tax   Public Safety Tax State Sales Tax   TOTAL SALES TAX
(paid on purchases within this municipality)
Grand Junction 2.75% 2% .37% 2.9% 8.02%
Fruita 3% 2% .37% 2.9% 8.27%
Palisade 2% 2% .37% 2.9% 7.27%
Collbran 2% 2% .37% 2.9% 7.27%
DeBeque 2% 2% .37% 2.9% 7.27%

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