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April 3, 2023

Use Tax Rebate application now available

Use Tax Rebate application now available

Everyone who lost a home in either the Marshall or Cal-Wood Fires and is rebuilding on their affected property qualifies for the county’s Use Tax Rebate. Use tax is charged for construction and tallied and paid when the building permit is issued. It is based on the projected valuation of the project as submitted by the builder.

The rebate is 100% of county use tax paid at the time the permit was issued with a maximum cap of $3,500 for permit’s issued in 2022 and a maximum cap of $4,200 for permit’s issued in 2023-24. This increase in 2023-24 is taking into account the increase in use tax resulting from November’s voter-approved ballot measures.

This program is designed to support victims of a total loss due to a federally declared disaster. Residents must have owned the home at the time of the disaster and are still the owners during the rebuild for the same property. Purchasers of lots are not eligible, even if the purchaser was impacted by the fire.

To claim the rebate, property owners must file building permits within three years of the fire:

  • Permit deadline for Cal-Wood Fire – Oct. 31, 2023
  • Permit deadline for Marshall Fire – Dec. 31, 2024

To submit for the rebate, visit

For inquiries regarding the application process and eligibility, connect with a representative by calling or texting 303-532-2785, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or emailing