Central Alarm Station Operator / Apprentice

Operator

A person who operates the equipment installed in a central alarm station and relays any alarms to the headquarters.  No one may operate a central alarm without an operator license. There are two classes; the Fire Department determines the class.

Class One license: Allows a person to act as an operator in any central alarm station

Class Two license: Allows a person to act as an operator in a class two central alarm station

 

Apprentice

The Licensee can act as an operator only under the continuous supervision of a licensed operator.  (Must be an apprentice before obtaining operator 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.

  • Business Application available at Fire Alarm Headquarters, 950 Josephine Street, Denver, CO; (720) 913 2404
  • Applicant Criminal History Form 
  • Affidavit of Lawful Presence  accompanied by Secure and Verifiable Identification (if business is an individual or sole proprietor)
  • Photo ID
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) Name Check

Application Fee:  $25.00

License Fee:  $25.00  (Apprentice or Operator)

CBI Name Check:  $6.85

 

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

Inquire at the Denver Fire Department regarding testing requirements (720) 913-2404

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. The background check is approved
  3. 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 for a 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 22-42(8), 22-62 (b) (3)

Requirements 22-61(b)

Fees 32-56

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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