Peddler

Peddler: An individual who engages in the itinerant or transient sale or bartering of any goods, merchandise or services directly to the consuming public, whether or not the goods, merchandise or services are actually delivered at the time of sales.

A peddler engages in such activities as selling from door-to-door, hawking of items at public events, and selling or canvassing by means of carrying goods or samples around from place to place in order to encounter consumers who will purchase or order the goods.

A peddler must be 18 years of age or older.

Peddler Sponsor:  A peddler who peddles candy or other items with children 12 years of age and older

Crew size is limited to 25.  Children may work only after school and no later than 1/2 hour after sunset.  Owner and manager must be 18 years of age and older.

Peddler Guidelines

Peddler licenses are renewable on a yearly basis.

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.

For Peddler

 

For Peddler Sponsor

You must apply in person but may renew by mail.

You must have a credit/debit card to run your own Colorado Bureau of Investigation name check.

For Peddler

Application Fee:  $25.00

License Fee:  $50.00

CBI Name Check:  $6.85 

 

For Peddler Sponsor

Application Fee:  $25.00

License Fee:  $500.00

CBI Background Check:  $16.50 

 

Fees can be paid with cash, check,  money order or credit card.  Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance.  We cannot accept credit card payments over the phone or through the mail.

Your license will be issued when the following actions are taken: 
  1. All documents required for the license are completed and submitted to the Department of Excise and Licenses office.
  2. The name check (or background check for a peddler sponsor) is approved.
  3. Fees are paid in full.

Licensed peddlers will receive a photo-ID card. 


Renew a Business License

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

Request a renewal for your business license.

Once all documentation is complete and background check (if required) is approved you will be issued an invoice.

Take the invoice to the cashier and pay the renewal license fee. (see license fee Step 3 above)

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

  • Peddler Photo ID

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 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 47-16

Requirements 47-26

Fees 32-101

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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