Does the South Park Health Service District increase my property taxes?
No, the SPHSD does not affect property taxes. 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.
Will the sale or purchase of my motor vehicle be taxed under the new 1% SPHSD?
Motor Vehicle sales are only affected 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 at 719-836-4333.
What is the difference between the South Park Health Service District and Rocky Mountain Rural Health?
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 rmrh.org for more information.
I have a business in Park County. Am I within the SPHSD?
Businesses operating in the towns of: Alma, Como, Fairplay, Hartsel and Jefferson are included in the South Park Health Service District.
Are there exclusions for the 1% sales tax revenue within the district?
Yes, the standard exclusion applies. Please see the Colorado Department of Revenue for more information.
Does SPHSD collect their own sales taxes?
No, we do not. The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) collects district sales taxes then remits them to the District on a monthly basis.
A South Park Health Service District sales tax is listed on my CenturyLink bill, but I don't live within the district boundaries. What should I do?
The SPHSD Board recently became aware of an issue in which some Park County residents outside of our district boundaries may be being charged the South Park Health Service District tax on their CenturyLink bills. If this is you, then please read a detailed letter from our legal counsel below, then fill out the form provided to seek a refund from the Colorado Department of Revenue:
The South Park Health Service District Board is upset to hear about any improper sales tax collection. While it must be emphasized that SPHSD does not collect our own sales taxes and is not at fault, the Board intends to work with individuals seeking a remedy.
Have another question? Email the SPHS District Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.