Amendment restaurant temporary application

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Apply online

Step 1.Gather all required documents

Make sure you have everything from the "Required documents" section below.

Important notes to keep in mind about your documents:

  • All materials must be digital files saved as a .pdf or .jpg. Do not include any other file types. The Department of Excise and Licenses cannot accept other file types.
  • Use numbers or letters but not characters such as symbols (/ ? < > \ : * | “ ^) or spaces that could cause complications.
    • For example:
      • Good filename: drivers-license-name-2022.pdf
      • Bad filename: last name/ id.pdf
  • In some cases, you might need to combine documents and upload them in a single .pdf. You can use a free, online tool to merge documents into a single file. 
  • Legal documents must be signed, dated and executed. All pages of large legal documents (such as a lease) must be included in the application.
  • All materials must be legible. 
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Step 2.Navigate to the Online Permitting and Licensing System 

In Denver’s Online Permitting and Licensing Center log in with the email that you used to create the original license application:  

  • Under Business/Occupational, Short Term and Residential Licensing, click "Renew or Manage." This will take you to the “My Records” page. To submit an amendment of your Restaurant - Temporary license, find the “License Type” column. Find the row with the Restaurant - Temporary license, Record Name and Address that you want to amend. In the right column, click "Amendment.”
  • Then, select “Temporary Restaurant/Event Amendment” and click “Continue Application.”
  • Read the introduction page and click “Continue.”

This will begin and guide you through the application process to add events to your license.  

Any time during the process, you can save and resume your application within 30 days. After 30 days, you will need to start again.

Step 3.Pay required fees 

Application fee: 
$10 per day for the first five days of each event

Step 4.License issuance

Once approved, the applicant is emailed a copy of the business license. This allows the license holder to start operating.

The licensee should read "Once you have your license" below and follow the requirements.

  • Non-profit documents required to request fee waivers (if applicable):
  • A letter addressed to the Department of Excise and Licenses that contains the following:
    • request of fee waiver
    • name of non-profit
    • explanation of vision/how does the community benefit from this non-profit
    • must be on letter head
    • dated
    • signature
  • The second required document is the 501(C)3 letter from the IRS listing the non-profit's name


License must be displayed

Excise and Licenses will email a professional license to all licensees. This license (or a clear picture of it) must always be displayed.

Requirement to keep contact information up to date

File an online amendment application to notify the Department of any contact information changes (place of business, onsite manager, etc.). These updates must be filed within 72 hours of the change. 

Requirement to renew annually

Professional licenses expire annually. It is unlawful to operate with an expired license. Renewal applications must be filed online before a license expires.