Apply for a Marijuana Delivery Permit

Prior to July 1, 2024, only medical or retail marijuana transporters who qualify as a social equity applicant as defined in Chapter 6, Article V of the Denver Revised Municipal Code may deliver regulated marijuana to private residences of customers and patients, subject to the provisions of the Denver Revised Municipal Code and the Colorado Marijuana Code. In order to conduct deliveries, transporters must hold a valid Denver transporter license and a valid Denver delivery permit. Transporters must contract with one or more licensed medical or retail marijuana stores to conduct deliveries on their behalf. 

Until July 1, 2024, Denver medical and retail marijuana stores may not conduct deliveries to private residences and consumers. In order to deliver to consumers, stores must contract with a medical or retail marijuana transporter that holds a valid Denver transporter license and a valid Denver delivery permit. Denver medical and retail marijuana stores must have a valid Denver delivery permit to accept orders for delivery and use a transporter to complete deliveries on their behalf, pursuant to the provisions of the Denver Revised Municipal Code and the Colorado Marijuana Code.   

Who can apply for a marijuana delivery permit? 

  • New retail and medical marijuana transporter licensees that qualify as Social Equity Licensees 
  • Retail and medical marijuana store licensees 

Submit a Delivery Permit Application

Step 1.What is Your Business License Status?

To apply for a delivery permit, you must: 

You may apply for a state and city delivery permit at the same time you submit new state and city marijuana business license applications.  

Step 2.Complete and Submit a State Delivery Permit Application 

Submit a complete state marijuana delivery permit application with all required documents and state fees to the state Marijuana Enforcement Division.  

Step 3.Complete a City Application

Complete a Denver Marijuana Delivery Permit Application(PDF, 269KB). Applications must be complete and include all required documents (if applicable). (The required forms and documents can be found in the Required Forms section below the step-by-step guide.) Legal documents included as part of the application must be properly signed and executed. All materials must be legible. Incomplete applications will be rejected. 

Step 4.Submit the City Application 

Marijuana Delivery Permit Applications must be submitted to EXLSubmit@denvergov.org. Do not make an in-person appointment to submit a Marijuana Delivery Permit Application. Submit the complete application with all required documents to EXLSubmit@denvergov.org.  

Step 5.Pay the Required Fees 

A city licensing technician will provide an invoice during or after application intake. Pay the required fee. (Information about fees can be found in the Required Fees section below the step-by-step guide.) Make checks payable to the "Manager of Finance." You may also pay in cash, or with a Visa, Discover or Mastercard. You can pay online. You can also make a payment over the phone by contacting Payments and Cashiering at 720-865-2780, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is no answer, please leave a message and ask to be called back. Payments and Cashiering is also open for in-person payments Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Hours and days of operation are subject to change without notice.)  

Step 6.City Application Review

A city licensing technician will review the application and all required documents. This review may take 15 business days but could take longer depending on the volume of applications pending before the Department.  

If you have a pending new marijuana business license application, the Department will simultaneously review your Marijuana Delivery Permit Application. A marijuana delivery permit cannot be issued before the new marijuana business license is issued.  

Step 7.Complete Inspections 

When the licensing technician’s review of your application is complete, the licensing technician will provide you with an inspection notice, if applicable, to complete the required city inspections. If you have a pending new marijuana business license application, the licensing technician will issue both inspection notices at the same time (e.g. an inspection notice for the new marijuana transporter license and an inspection notice for the new marijuana delivery permit).  

Stores may not be required to pass any inspections to receive a delivery permit unless they own or lease the delivery motor vehicles or they will be modifying their premises to accommodate delivery operations, in which case a modification of premises and related inspections may be required.  

The owner or lessee of the delivery motor vehicles will be required to complete and pass required inspections (for the delivery motor vehicles). A city licensing technician will notify you if inspections are not required. For more information on inspections, refer to the Inspection Process information below. 

Step 8.Email Excise and Licenses

After you complete the required city inspections (if applicable), email EXLApplications@denvergov.org with:   

  • Your Business File Number(s) (BFNs) 
  • A copy of your state delivery permit(s)
  • A request to issue your new city delivery permit(s)

Step 9.We'll Issue Your License

The city will email you a copy of your local license that includes the city delivery permit information.  

The following forms and documents are required. Applications must be complete and include all required documents. Legal documents included as part of this application must be properly signed and executed. All materials must be legible. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

  • Marijuana Delivery Permit application(PDF, 269KB) 
  • Proof of Registration for Each Delivery Motor Vehicle owned or leased by the Medical Marijuana Store, Retail Marijuana Store, Medical Marijuana Transporter, Retail Marijuana Transporter, or an Owner Licensee of the Regulated Marijuana Business that will hold the delivery permit (required only for the Regulated Marijuana Business that owns or leases the Delivery Motor Vehicle) 
  • Proof of Insurance for Each Delivery Motor Vehicle owned or leased by the Medical Marijuana Store, Retail Marijuana Store, Medical Marijuana Transporter, Retail Marijuana Transporter, or an Owner Licensee of the Regulated Marijuana Business that will hold the delivery permit (required only for the Regulated Marijuana Business that owns or leases the Delivery Motor Vehicle) 
  • Proof of Social Equity Applicant Eligibility (for Transporters)

After you submit a Denver Marijuana Delivery Permit Application, you will receive an invoice for each application or license fee.  

  • Application fee for marijuana delivery permits: 
    • Social equity applicants - $0 
    • Non-social equity applicants - $500.00 per permit (medical and retail) 
  • License fee for marijuana delivery permits 
    • All applicants - $2,000 per permit (medical and retail) 
      • Upon initial application, license fees for stores will be prorated to align with the expiration date of the related store license. 

Make checks payable to the "Manager of Finance." You may also pay in cash, or with a Visa, Discover or Mastercard. You can pay online. You can also make a payment over the phone by contacting Payments and Cashiering at 720-865-2780, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is no answer, please leave a message and ask to be called back. Payments and Cashiering is also open for in-person payments Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Hours and days of operation are subject to change without notice.)

Inspection Status 

Check your inspection status in our online Permitting and Licensing Center.  

Inspection Process and Information 

When a licensing technician’s review of your marijuana delivery permit application is complete, the licensing technician will provide you with an inspection notice to complete the required inspections (if applicable). The owner or lessee of the delivery motor vehicles will be required to complete and pass required inspections. A city licensing technician will notify you if inspections are not required.  

Inspecting agencies will digitally pass or fail your inspections. All inspecting agencies must pass your inspections before the Department can issue your marijuana delivery permit.  

Inspections vary by license type. In general, the following inspections are required for the Motor Vehicle(s) owned or leased by the Medical Marijuana Store, Retail Marijuana Store, Medical Marijuana Transporter, Retail Marijuana Transporter, or an Owner Licensee of the Regulated Marijuana Business that will hold the delivery permit. 

Public Health & Environment: Public Health Inspections Division; inspection required for only stores, manufacturing, testing, transporter, and off-premises storage facilities  

  • Schedule an inspection by calling 311 (if outside of Denver, call 720-913-1311)  

Excise and Licenses (this cannot be scheduled until all other inspections have passed)  

  • Schedule an inspection by calling 311 (if outside of Denver, call 720-913-1311)