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 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.
Welcome to the Denver Business Licensing Center, the official website for the Department of Excise and Licenses. Please contact the Denver Treasury Division for information regarding Sales Tax, FDA, Lodger's, Occupational Privilege Tax, Special Event Sales Tax, Telecommunication Business Tax, and or Property Tax. If you do not see your type of business on our index, we cannot issue a license to you.
201 West Colfax Avenue
Room 2.H.9, Department 206
Denver, CO 80202
Dial (720) 913-1311 (if calling from outside of the City and County of Denver)
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday only, no weekend hours. Please be in lobby by 3:00p.m. to be served the same day.
Compliments or Complaints?
If you have a complaint, compliment or concern about a business operating in Denver, please complete the Business License Compliment Form and return it to our Department. We will investigate any complaint regarding the business licenses that we issue for the City and County of Denver.