Non-profit organizations located in or outside of the City must obtain a Wheat Ridge Exempt Organization License in order to be exempt from City taxes on items used in the City for the exempt purpose. Status as a U.S. 501c(3) organization may be a qualifier for City exemption. A comprehensive application process is the sole determinant, although an expedited process is available on a limited basis. There is no fee.
Non-profit organizations located in the City are subject to the same zoning and building requirements as for-profit businesses and are required to undergo comprehensive licensing for that reason.
It is recommended that a vendor exempting tax on sales to a non-profit organization retain a copy of the organization's exemption letter issued by the City or a completed exemption affidavit for three years. Such forms do not need to be collected for every sale if they are retained for three years.