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A person or business conducting a merchant guard or merchant patrol business (security guard business), applicant must be 18 years or older.
A badge is not required to be worn with the merchant guard uniform.
If a company decides to use a badge with their uniform, the company must ensure that the words "Police or Officer" do not appear on the badge or any other part of the uniform or equipment.
Below you will find the new policies and also a couple of document examples that will be required for an "Armed Merchant Guard License"
Merchant Guard Fire Arm Policy
Example Merchant Guard Firearm Request
Example Merchant Guard Firearm Training Certification
If you need assistance creating your business, contact the Denver Office of Economic Development or visit their website for more information.
A Zone Use Permit is required before obtaining a Merchant Guard Company License if the business is located in the City and County of Denver.
1 to 25 guards - $100.00
25 + guards - $200.00
CBI Name Check: $16.50 per person who is to be fingerprinted
Fees can be paid with cash, check, money order or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance.
If you do not have an actual location in Denver, you do not need these inspections.
Renew in Person
Come to the Department of Excise and Licenses office.
Request a renewal for your business license.
Once all documentation is complete, you will be issued a payment voucher.
Take the payment voucher to the cashier and pay the renewal license fee.
Return to the Department of Excise and Licenses office with your receipt for payment.
Your business license will be printed.
Renew by Mail
You can mail in your license renewal along with a check made payable to the Manager of Finance for the total license fees due. Be sure to include your Business File Number (BFN) on your check.
Office Hours and Location
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor
All City Services: 311
Department of Excise and Licenses
201 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202
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 for the license fee and a penalty fee.
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
Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect. Plan extra time to get your license.