License directory

Due to a surge in city business and occupational license applications, we are experiencing longer than usual processing times for licensing applications. The city processes applications in the order they are received, and many applications are taking more than 20 days to process. We appreciate your patience and effort to be in compliance with city licensing laws.

As a result of construction, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses has temporarily moved in-person assistance counters to the Department of Community Planning and Development. Email with any questions.

For questions, please email or call 311.

If your business license and or type of business is not listed, you might not need a Denver business license from our agency. If you are a contractor and need a license, visit the Community Planning & Development site, or visit the State of Colorado for state business licensing requirements.