Body Artist

Body art means the practice of physical adornment by establishments and artists utilizing, but not limited to, the techniques of body piercing and tattooing.  It does not include ear piercing.  A body artist is any person who performs body art on another human being.

 

A temporary body artist permit may be issued to allow body artists to perform body art procedures outside a licensed body art establishment for a one-time event such as a trade show or educational seminar.  They are only valid in a licensed temporary body art facility.

If you are licensed as a Body Artist in Denver and you are going to do Body Art in a Temporary Body Artist Establishment, you do not need a Temporary Body Artist License. 

How to Get a Business License

  • Sole proprietor
  • Partnership
  • Corporation or Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)

 

If you need assistance creating your business, contact the Denver Office of Economic Development or visit their website for more information.

Body Artist

Temporary Body Artist

  • Same requirements as Body Artist

Body Artist

Application Fee:  $25.00

License Fee:  $25.00

 

Temporary Body Artist

Temporary permit:  $25.00 per event

 

Fees can be paid with cash, check,  money order or credit card.  Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance. 

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Your license will be issued when the following actions are taken: 
  1. All documents required for the license are complete and submitted to the office.
  2. Fees are paid in full.

Renew a Business License

Renew in Person
Come to the Department of Excise and Licenses office.

Request a renewal for your business license.

You will be issued a payment voucher.

Take the payment voucher to the cashier and pay the renewal license fee.

Return to the Department of Excise and Licenses office with your receipt for payment.

Your business license will be printed.

 

Renew by Mail
You can mail in your license renewal along with a check made payable to the Manager of Finance for the total city fees due. Be sure to include your Business File Number (BFN) on your check.

Office Hours and Location
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor

Phone
All City Services: 311

Mailing Information
Department of Excise and Licenses
201 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202

Licenses must be renewed on or before the expiration date to avoid penalty fees.

90 Day Grace Period

There is a 90 day grace period from the expiration date during which licenses can be renewed  by paying the license fee and the penalty fee.

First 30 days of grace period:  20% penalty fee

Days 31 - 90:  50% penalty fee

After 90 days:  Licensees will be required to apply for a new license

 

  • Department of Excise and Licenses inspectors will attempt to locate and notify business license holders of the approaching expiration date.  However, failure of an inspector to notify a delinquent licensee that its license has expired does not excuse the licensee from any applicable late penalty.

Municipal Code

Denver Revised Municipal Code

Definition 24-352(4)

Requirements 24-361, 24-364

Fees 32-54.5, 32-54.6

Plan Extra Time!

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Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect.  Plan extra time to get your license.

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