How do I avoid paying taxes twice on my project materials?
The City and County of Broomfield collects use tax on building materials at the time of building permit issuance. For use tax purposes, 50% of the total project valuation is assumed to be materials in accordance with BMC 03-08-060. Homeowners performing all of their own work shall list the total materials cost on the permit application. The applicant should show the building permit payment receipt to the supplier or retail home center when purchasing materials for the project. The supplier or home center should not charge any city sales tax since the Broomfield use tax has been paid with the permit. Payment of state and RTD sales taxes is still required on all materials. Questions regarding use tax can be answered by the Sales and Use Tax Division of the Broomfield Finance Department at 303-464-5811. Information on use tax can also be found on the Sales Tax Division link.

Use Tax = Total valuation x 50% x 4.15% for contractors
Use Tax = Materials valuation x 4.15% for homeowners doing all their own work.

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1. I am thinking about a home improvement project and have questions. Who can I ask?
2. Do I need a building permit for my project?
3. What plans do I need for a permit?
4. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. How much will my permit cost?
7. What happens if I don't get a permit?
8. How close can I build to my property line?
9. How do I avoid paying taxes twice on my project materials?
10. Does Broomfield have special requirements for re-roofing?
11. Can I do all the electrical and plumbing work on my own home?
12. For boilers, do I need State of Colorado as well as City and County of Broomfield permit and inspections?
13. Do I need a contractor's license to get a permit?
14. What inspections do I need for my project?
15. How do I call for an inspection on my project?
16. I have questions about my inspection. Who do I talk to?
17. What time will the inspector arrive?
18. Will a City and County Building inspector come look at my house if I have problems?
19. How does the new Carbon Monoxide Alarm law affect me?
20. How do I get to the Broomfield building department?
21. What are your office hours and who is on staff?
22. Do the EPA lead abatement regulations apply to my project?