Email applications

The Department of Excise and Licenses processes applications via email for license types that are not available online. Online applications are worked with no changes or interruptions to the current process. Mailed applications are worked with no changes or interruptions to the current process. See the steps below on how to submit an application via email. 

When submitting an email application, attach all documents pertaining to the application to one email.

How to apply via email

Submit application

  1. Go to business licenses to identify the requirements for your license type.
  2. Obtain a copy of your zoning use permit or apply for a zoning use permit (if applicable) at applying for a zoning use permit.
  3. Fingerprinting (if applicable) must be done through IdentoGO or Colorado fingerprinting.
  4. In Step 1, you were directed to find the page that is for your license type. Within that specific page, there is a list of required documents for new or renewal applications. Download and fill out all required documents from the required documents section. This section will be found in the business license page that you looked up in Step 1. Each license has different requirements that are listed on each license page.
  5. Email your completed application and zoning use permit (if applicable) to

Next steps

  1. Upon reviewing your application, if documents are missing or not filled out completely, you will receive a deficiency email detailing the corrections that need to be made.
  2. Reply to the email with all corrections.
  3. When the application has been found to be complete, you will be emailed an invoice with instructions on how to pay (via phone or online) with a credit or debit card. (The City and County of Denver does not accept American Express.)
  4. Reply to the email advising that payment has been made.
  5. The inspections notice will be emailed to you (if applicable).
  6. Reply to the email when all inspections have been completed (if applicable).
  7. You will receive the business license via email.