Instructions for Applicant:
1. Please complete form in its entirety and submit to the City of Colorado Springs Sales Tax Office for approval.
2. When approved by the City of Colorado Springs, you will be issued a Commercial Aeronautical Zone Certificate of
Exemption that may be provided to any seller or supplier to exempt you from payment of City Sales Tax on
3. The Certificate of Exemption may be used for the purpose of purchasing, leasing, storing, or distributing aircraft,
aircraft parts, and supplies, equipment, tooling, solvents or paints for use in the manufacture, maintenance, repair
or overhaul of aircraft or capital equipment within the Commercial Aeronautical Zone. The Certificate of
Exemption may also be used for the purpose of purchasing or leasing capital equipment for use in the
manufacturer, maintenance, repair or overhaul of aircraft within the Commercial Aeronautical Zone exemption.
4. Any merchandise purchased that is not used for its intended exempt purpose is subject to the City of Colorado
Springs Use Tax. Items that are incidental to exempt activities, such as office machines, office supplies, cleaning
supplies, transportation equipment, etc., are not exempt under the Commercial Aeronautical Zone exemption.
5. The Commercial Aeronautical Zone Certificate of Exemption will be revoked for misuse, and responsible persons
may be subject to fines and prosecution.
6. A condition of the grant of Exemption is that all holders of Certificates of Exemption must annually report their
exempt transactions to the City Sales Tax Office on Forms that will be mailed from the City Sales Tax Office to the
business address provided on this application. The Certificate of Exemption may be revoked if such forms are not
timely filed on an annual basis.
7. For approval, please send this application to The City of Colorado Springs, Sales Tax, P.O. Box 1575, Mail Code
225, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1575 or drop off at our physical location, City of Colorado Springs, Sales Tax
Office, 30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 203, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
COMMERCIAL AERONAUTICAL ZONE (CAZ)
EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
App. Rev. 6/1/2017