Real Estate Transfer Taxes (RETT)

Any transfer or name change on property located within the Town limits of Snowmass Village will require one of the two Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) applications to be filed with the Town.  Listed below are the two options;

To Pay a Real Estate Transfer Tax:

If the property is sold and/or for other good and valuable consideration 1% of the purchase price is due with the transaction or transfer. The purchaser is responsible for the tax, which is due and payable at the time of transfer.

Submission Instructions:

One original and one duplicate of the above application form must be completed by the buyer and accompanied by the following to be processed:

  • Copy of deed or other transfer document
  • Check for 1% of property sale price payable to TOSV for Paid Real Estate Transfer Ta

A copy of the completed form will be returned to you, which must be filed with the Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder for your official property records.

Exemptions from the Real Estate Transfer Tax:

A limited number of exemptions are permitted for RETT, which can be found in Section 4-95 of our Municipal Code.

If you believe you qualify for one of these listed exemptions, you must submit a RETT Exemption Form

Submission Instructions:

One original and one duplicate of the above application form must be completed by the buyer and accompanied by the following to be processed:

  • Copy of the Deed
  • Letter explaining why the exemption selected applies to your transfer
  • Check payable to TOSV for $25.00 for the processing fee

All three of these requirements must be included with the application  before it can be reviewed.

 A copy of the completed form will be returned to you, which must be filed with the Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder for your official property records.

Return to: 
Town of Snowmass Village
130 Kearns Road
P.O. Box 5010
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
970-923-3777