Denver Business Licensing Center

Welcome to the Denver Business Licensing Center, the official website for the Department of Excise and Licenses. The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses provides you with the resources you need for a variety of licenses listed on our Index. If you need information regarding Sales Tax ,FDA, Lodger's, Occupational Privilege Tax, Special Event Sales Tax, Telecommunication Business Tax, and or Property Tax please contact the Treasury. If you do not see your type of business on our index, we cannot issue a license to you.

Latest News and Updates

Mar 11, 2015

Holiday Closure Notice

The Denver Business Licensing Center will be closed on these upcoming dates:

  • Presidents' Day 
    Monday, February 16, 2015

  • Cesar Chavez Day
    Monday, March 30, 2015 (observed)

  • Memorial Day 
    Monday, May 25, 2015 (observed)

Oct 30, 2013

Until January 1, 2016 only current, licensed MMJ businesses may apply for an RMJ license.


Due to our increased volume of customers and excessive wait times, we are forced to close early if we know that we will not be able to get to all of the customers waiting. Please arrive by 2:30 pm to ensure same day service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Compliments or Complaints?

If you have a complaint, compliment or concern about a business operating in Denver, please complete the Business License Compliment/Complaint Form and return it to our Department.  We will investigate any complaint regarding the business licenses that we issue for the City and County of Denver.

Download compliment / complaint form

Contact Us

201 West Colfax Ave., 
Room 2.H.9, Dept. 206 
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: 3-1-1 (720-913-1311 outside Denver)
Fax: 720-865-2881 

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm , Monday through Friday only, no weekend hours.

Please be in lobby by 2:30 p.m. to be served the same day.