Effective Nov. 11, 2021, the Department of Excise and Licenses no longer accepts paper renewal applications for most Denver marijuana business licenses. (Medical and retail marijuana testing facilities and medical marijuana research and development facilities continue to use paper applications for license renewals. Visit this page for paper applications for medical and retail marijuana testing facilities and medical marijuana research and development facilities.)
Effective Nov. 11, 2021, licensees are required to transition existing licenses to Denver's Online Permitting and Licensing Center during their annual renewal window, and they will be required to renew online every year thereafter.
The online permitting and licensing process includes:
- A Licensed Establishment record, which will capture information about where your business operates;
- An Entity Registration record, which will capture ownership information for your business; and
- Business File Number records, which will capture information about the business licenses included in your application package.
When you complete the online permitting and licensing process, you will be issued a Certificate of Licensure.
The Department’s review of a renewal application could take five to seven business days and perhaps longer depending on the volume of applications pending before the Department. It is strongly recommended you submit a complete renewal application 15 to 20 business days in advance of the license’s expiration. If an application is incomplete and the review extends beyond the license’s expiration date, licensees will be required to cease operations.