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.

The Department of Excise and Licenses issues three types of medical marijuana licenses:

Medical Marijuana Center License (MMC)
Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation License (OPC)
Medical Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturing License (MIPs)

Herdic Licenses

       Changes to licensing and testing requirements, effective July 15, 2013.               
2013 Herdic License Changes

Please see the new taxi/herdic test Study Guide:

Latest News and Updates

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

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