Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Does the South Park Health Service District increase my property taxes?
ANSWER: No, the SPHSD does not affect property tax. The SPHS District receives its revenue from a 1% sales tax passed in the November 2017 election. The sales tax revenue became effective January 1, 2018 and is generated from businesses operating within the boundaries of the district which include the town of: Alma, Como, Fairplay, Hartsel and Jefferson.
QUESTION: I have a business in Park County, am I within the SPHSD?
ANSWER: Businesses operating in the towns of: Alma, Como, Fairplay, Hartsel and Jefferson are included in the South Park Health Service District.
QUESTION: Will the sale or purchase of my motor vehicle be taxed under the new 1% SPHSD?
ANSWER: Motor Vehicle sales are only effected by the new district when the seller and purchaser are located within the boundaries of the district. The boundaries include the towns of: Alma, Como, Fairplay, Hartsel and Jefferson.
Please contact the Park County Clerk – Motor Vehicles for further questions on motor vehicle sales 719-836-4333.
QUESTION: What is the difference between the South Park Health Service District and Rocky Mountain Rural Health?
ANSWER: SPHSD is a governmental body put into place by a vote of the residents of the district. It is supported by a 1% sales tax. The goal of the district is to bring health care services back into the South Park region of Park County. RMRH is a not for profit organization whose mission is to connect Park County residents with the health related services they need and to improve health literacy across the county. RMRH is supported by grants and donations and receives no tax or county monetary support. Please see http://www.rmrh.org/ for more information.
QUESTION: Are their exclusions for the 1% sales tax revenue within the district?
ANSWER: Yes, the standard exclusion applies:
Sales Tax Rate:
Food for home consumption
Machinery and machine tools
Gas, electricity, etc. for residential use
Occasional sales by charitable organizations
Food sold through vending machines
Low-emitting vehicles (over 10,000 lbs.)
Renewable energy components
Beetle wood products
Bio-gas production system components
Property used in space flight
Machinery or machine tools equipment used for processing recovered materials
Sales on retail marijuana and retail marijuana products
Use Tax Rate:
Please see the Colorado Department of Revenue for more information at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/DR1002.pdf