Business licensing center

Excise and Licenses will be closed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you.

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 licenses@denvergov.org with any questions.

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