Tax Rebates on Solar Installations

Boulder residents and businesses that have installed solar electric or solar thermal (hot water) systems on their property may be eligible for a sales and use tax rebate.

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The City of Boulder's Solar Rebate Ordinance was enacted in 2008 and may rebate approximately 15 percent of the city sales and use tax paid on materials and permits for the solar installation.


To be eligible, taxpayers must file a rebate application within 12 months of the city's final inspection.


To apply for the solar tax rebate, please complete the following forms:

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Mail the completed forms, receipts from your project and a photocopy of your identification (required by the Immigration Affidavit) to:

City of Boulder
Finance – Tax & License Division
Solar Rebate Program
PO Box 791
Boulder, CO 80306

Solar tax rebates are subject to funding availability.