Apply for or Renew Business Licenses
In an effort to protect public safety, in-person customer service at Excise and Licenses is being offered by appointment only. Please visit our appointments website to make an appointment. All license application not available online can be submitted via email during this health crisis. Please visit our email application process page for more information on submitting email applications. For instructions on how to pay your invoice, please go to our online payment process page.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
Excise and Licenses will not offer fingerprinting services on site. This website offers information on fingerprinting services authorized by Colorado Applicant Background Services.
The City and County of Denver takes a collaborative approach to the management of marijuana, which includes multiple city agencies working together to address marijuana regulation, enforcement and education. This Denver Marijuana Information center provides links to information about marijuana business licensing, inspections and permits, news, and other important topics.
Marijuana Licensing Appointments
Applications for new licenses, renewals, transfers or modifications of existing licenses will be accepted Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm.
Please make an appointment to bring your completed application package and all required documents to Denver Excise & Licenses. Our staff can answer your questions about licensing processes, but cannot provide legal nor business advice. An overview of the licensing process as well as required fees and forms can be found below.
Please Note: One (1) application per appointment. You can check-in 15 minutes early to appointment. You will not be able to check-in late for an appointment.
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To pay for the cost of processing a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request, the agency custodian may charge for the time spent to research and respond to records requests under CORA. Following the Colorado Revised Statutes C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), agency custodians may charge $33 per hour for researching, retrieving and reviewing records. There is no charge for the first hour of research, retrieval and review of records.
For more information, visit the City’s Colorado Open Records Act webpage below.