Facilities open for public viewing or participation and used for performances of music, dance, comedy, oration and drama; sporting events and exhibitions; animal exhibitions, billiard parlor, and pool hall; recreational activities such as bowling; and facilities that include four (4) or more amusement devices (e.g. video games, computer games, pinball machines, and foosball machines)
Short term show, exhibition, or special event where there is a charge for admission. This includes things such as circuses, carnivals, rodeos, festivals, fairs, bazaars, haunted houses, Christmas shows, petting zoos, stock shows, automotive shows, collector shows, touring exhibits and similar shows as well as concerts, dances, music performances, dramatic or comedy performances.
Facilities owned or operated by a non-profit organization, school, college, university or the City are exempt from licensing.
A Zone Use Permit is required before obtaining an Amusement Facility - Permanent/Temporary License.
Application Fee: $250.00
License Fee: $100.00
CBI Background Check: $16.50
Application Fee: $100.00
License Fee: $75.00
Per Event: $75.00
CBI Background Check: $16.50
Fees can be paid with cash, check, money order or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance.
Once your inspections are completed, bring your signed card to the Department of Excise and Licenses office. Your license will be issued when the following actions are taken:
Renew in Person
Come to the Department of Excise and Licenses office.
The Department of Excise and Licenses is on the second floor of the Webb Bldg. at 201 W. Colfax Avenue in Denver.
Sign into the Kiosk right inside our doorway. When you are called to the counter, explain to the technician you wish to renew your business license.
If all renewal documentation is complete you will be issued an invoice for the renewal fees. Take the invoice to the cashier and pay the renewal fees. If you do not receive your license from the cashier, please return to Excise and Licenses and your 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 city 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 the license fee and the 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.