Valet Operator

Any person or entity hired as an independent contractor by a valet client business to perform valet services for the valet client business or the valet client business' valet customers.

How to Submit an Application

There are a variety of ways to submit a new or renewal application to the Department of Excise and Licenses. If renewing, make sure to include your business file number.

  1. All license applications not available online can be submitted via email, EXLSubmit@denvergov.org. When submitting an application, attach all documents about your license application to one email. Visit the email application process page for more information on submitting email applications.
  2. You can also mail in your application with fees to:

City and County of Denver
Department of Excise and License
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202

Make checks payable to: Manager of Finance

3. You can also pay your fees online or via phone once you have submitted your application. We will send an invoice and you can pay virtually. Visit the online payment process page for more information.

For questions, email licenses@denvergov.org or call 311.

How to Get a New Business License

Step 1: Required Documents

 

Step 2: Fees

Application Fee:  $100.00

License Fee:  $875.00

Fingerprint Fees per person:  $16.50

Fees can be paid with cash, check, money order or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance. 

 

Step 3: Get Your License

Notify the Department of Excise and Licenses, at licenses@denvergov.org, that you would like your license emailed to you when all of the steps below have been completed. Be sure to include your Business File Number (BFN), name of your company and address of your business when emailing this request.

  1. All documents required for the license are complete and submitted to the office.
  2. The background check, if applicable, is accepted and approved.
  3. Fees are paid in full.
  4. All required inspections, if applicable, are passed.

 

Renew a Business License

Required Documents

  • Certificate of Liability Insurance

Renewal Fees

License Fee:  $875.00

 

Late Renewals

Licenses must be renewed on or before the expiration date to avoid penalty fees. 

90 Day Grace Period

There is a 90 day grace period from the expiration date during which licenses can be renewed by paying the license fee and the penalty fee. However, if a license is not renewed before the expiration date, they must cease operations until the license has been renewed during this grace period.

First 30 days of grace period:  20% penalty fee

Days 31 - 90:  50% penalty fee

After 90 days:  Licensees will be required to apply for a new license

 

Renewal Policies

Department of Excise and Licenses will attempt to notify business license holders, at the email provided at time of application by business owner, of the approaching expiration date. However, failure of an email to notify a delinquent licensee that its license has expired does not excuse the licensee from any applicable late penalty.