Town Clerk

The Town Clerk is responsible for a wide range of duties relating to town elections, town meetings, licensing, and cemetery records. Notices of meetings, minutes of meetings, and decisions of town boards and commissions are filed in this office.

Public Records


The Town Clerk is responsible for public records and other information, including all resolutions and ordinances that are adopted by the Board of Trustees. Records can be requested from the Town Clerk by submitting the Request for Information form. If you have further questions, please contact the Town Clerk at 719-395-8643 ext 10.

Permits Processed by the Town Clerk


Business Licenses:
Business License Application - New

Business License Application - Renewal

Peddler/Solicitor/Transient Merchant License

Any new business licenses issued after November 1 of a given year will be valid through the end of the next calendar year.

If your business has closed
and you no longer need to receive business license renewal forms in the mail, please fill out our online form here.

Liquor Licenses
State Retail 3.2% License Application

State Retail Liquor License Application

Individual History Record (Liquor)

Special Event Liquor License 

State Fee Schedule

Town Application Checklist

If you are planning an event at which alcohol will be served, please look through our Resource Guide for Alcohol Beverage Service to see if you are required to submit a Special Event Permit.


Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Center Permit

At the April 2016 Regular Municipal Election, citizens voted against allowing Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facilities or Retail Marijuana Stores within Town limits. The only licenses currently permitted in Buena Vista are Medical Marijuana Centers.

The use of property for a marijuana cultivation facility, marijuana product manufacturing facility, marijuana testing facility or retail marijuana store as those operations are defined in Article XVIII, Section 16 of the Colorado Constitution is prohibited in all zone districts in the Town of Buena Vista.
 
The State of Colorado is the regulatory agency overseeing all marijuana sales and enforcement. Please visit the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement site to view the constitution, statutes, and regulations. For local Ordinances regarding medical marijuana licensing in Buena Vista, please consult Article IV of the Town's Municipal Code.


Information for Businesses on Sales Tax
7.9% Sales Tax is collected in Buena Vista:

  • 2.5% is for the Town
  • 2.5% is for Chaffee County
  • 2.9% is for the State of Colorado
The State of Colorado collects all Sales Tax for the Town of Buena Vista. Please click here for State Sales Tax Licensing information from the Department of Revenue.

Click here for information regarding how to start a business in Colorado.

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