Contact Us

Department of Excise and Licenses 
Wellington Webb Building
201 West Colfax Ave.,
Room 2.H.9, Dept. 206
Denver, Colorado 80202

Dial 311 (or 720-913-1311 if outside Denver)
Fax: 720-865-2881


Hours of Operation

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Shortest wait time 
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Longest wait time
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please be in lobby by 3:30 p.m. to be served the same day.

Conducted at the Department of Excise and Licenses
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily.

Background Checks
You may obtain your CBI, $6.85, background check here by using our lobby computers until closing.

Herdic Testing
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

The last test will be administered at 2:30 p.m.

Open Records Requests

CORA - Citywide Colorado Open Records Fee Policy

In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”).  Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 1, 2014, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $30.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records.