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Escort Vehicle Service

Escort vehicles are privately owned vehicles employed to accompany funeral and other processions, and designated by the manager of safety as authorized emergency vehicles pursuant to the provisions of section 54-1.


How to Get a New Business License

  • Individual Questionnaire
  • 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 Driver License and Denver Motor Vehicle Record  (dated within 90 days of application)
  • Physical Form A certificate of a licensed physician reciting that the applicant has been examined by the physician within sixty (60) days preceding the application and was found to be free of any defects which would affect the ability of the applicant to operate an escort vehicle satisfactorily.
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) Name Check
  • Your CBI Name check must be dated within 7 days of application. 

Application Fee: $25.00

License Fee: $50.00 per year

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. Credit cards cannot be accepted through the mail or over the phone. 

Once the background check has been accepted and approved, return to the Department of Excise and Licenses office.  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 accepted and 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.

Once all documentation is complete and background check (if required) is approved 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

Mailing Information
Department of Excise and Licenses
201 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202

License Fee: $50.00 per year

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.


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Plan Extra Time!

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Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect.  Plan extra time to get your license.