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Emergency Medical Vehicle Company

Furnishing, operating, conducting, maintaining, advertising, or otherwise engaging in or professing to be engaged in the business of transportation of patients by emergency medical vehicle.

Emergency medical vehicle means any privately or publicly owned land or airborne vehicle, especially constructed or modified and equipped, intended to be used , and maintained or operated for the transportation upon the streets and highways in the city, of individuals who are sick, or injured or otherwise incapacitated or helpless; except fixed wing aircraft operating between the city and locations outside the city.

Emergency medical technicians employed by the Emergency Medical Vehicle Company must be state certified.

Owner must be 18 years old.

How to Get a New Business License

A Zone Use Permit is required before obtaining an Emergency Medical Vehicle Company License if the location of the business is within the City and County of Denver. 

A use permit is a document granting the applicant/owner of a lot, building, or structure permission for the requested use of the land. "Use" can be defined as any activity, occupation, business or operation transacted in a building or on a lot/tract of land.

You can use the resources on the Internet to plan ahead before you lease or buy property and before you apply for your business license.  Follow the steps below to learn more about the approved zone uses for the address where you want to locate your business.  Start on the  Find Your Zoning page.

  1. Enter the desired address.  Click Search.
  2. Note the Zone District.
  3. Click on the + to Expand for more information. 
  4. Note the Neighborhood Context.
  5. Click on the link for the Zoning Code or in Former Chapter 59.
  6. Click on the Article # for the Neighborhood Context noted above.
  7. Open the document and scroll to the "Use" tables at the bottom of the document.
  8. Find the "Use" category in the left column and the Zone District in the columns to the right.
  9. The code in the intersecting square represents the permitted use.  (There is a key to the codes at the top of every page.)

Ultimately, the zone use permit for your business license must be approved and issued by the Zoning department.  Learn more about the Denver Zoning Code or visit the Zoning Office.

 

Applying for a Zone Use Permit

 

Office Hours and Location

General Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Webb Municipal Office Building

201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor


Phone

All City Services:  (720) 913-1311

General:  (720) 865-3000

 

Email

zoning.review@denvergov.org

 

  • Business Questionnaire
  • Affidavit of Lawful Presence (if business is an individual or sole proprietor)
  • Secure and Verifiable Identification
  • The name, address, telephone number, and the qualifications of the Physician Advisor of the emergency medical vehicle service.
  • Ambulance Service License 
  • Approved Emergency Vehicle Equipment Authorization form for each vehicle.
  • A description of each emergency medical vehicle, including the make, model, year of manufacture, state license number for the current year, motor and chassis numbers, and the length of time the vehicle has been in use.
  • The geographic area to be served by the non emergency medical vehicle company.
  • Proof of Insurance 100/200/50
  • Schedule of the current base rates and hours of availability.
  • Color photo of vehicles
  • A personnel list along with copies of all current certifications. The personnel list shall include: name, date of hire, certification number, and driver's license number.
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) Name Check 
  • The name check needs to be ran for a responsible individual of the company. This person will be the one signing the application documents.

Application Fee:  $150.00

License Fee:  $105.00

Each vehicle:  $50.00

Non emergency vehicle (operated by this Company): $30.00

CBI Name Check:  $6.85

 

Fees can be paid with cash, check,  money order or credit card.  Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance. 

  • Department of Public Health and Environment (720) 865-5401
    All non-emergency medical vehicles operated by the applicant must have been certified by the Department of Public Health and Environment as to adequacy of equipment and safety of operation.

Once the background check has been accepted and approved, return to the Department of Excise and Licenses office.  Your license will be issued when the following actions are taken: 

  1. All documents required for the license are complete and submitted to the office.
  2. The background check is accepted and approved.
  3. Fees are paid in full.
  4. All inspections have been completed.

  • An emergency medical vehicle company shall maintain such records relating to the transportation of patients as are deemed necessary by the Department of Public Health and Environment, and such records and other information concerning transportation of patients shall be available for inspection by the Department of Public Health and Environment at any reasonable time.
  • An emergency medical service licensee shall notify the Department of Public Health and Environment of any judgment pending against the licensee. If a judgment is entered against such licensee, he or she, shall, within thirty (30) days, file a copy of such findings and Order of the Court, with the Department of Public Health and Environment. The Department of Public Health and Environment shall take note of such judgment for purposes of investigation and take appropriate action if there appears to be any violation of the license or any other law.
  • All new personnel and renewal certifications shall be sent to the Department of Excise and Licenses within thirty (30) days of hire. Terminations shall be reported within thirty (30) days for any reason.

All emergency medical vehicle services operating in the city must have a physician advisor who is a physician licensed by the State of Colorado and under whose direction and supervision the emergency medical vehicle personnel will provide emergency care. The physician advisor shall be notified in writing by the Department of Public Health and Environment, or the department's authorized representative, of any violations of the ordinances or regulations promulgated pursuant to the ordinances by the emergency medical vehicle service or individual licensee.

An emergency medical vehicle validation sticker must be displayed on the left side of the windshield of a medical vehicle unit that has been inspected and issued a license to operate in the city. The sticker shall indicate the year of validation and shall be provided by the department of Excise & Licenses.

Renew a Business License

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 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

Mailing Information
Department of Excise and Licenses
201 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202

  • Schedule of the current base rates and hours of availability.
  • A description of each emergency medical vehicle, including the make, model, year of manufacture, state license number for the current year, motor and chassis numbers, and the length of time the vehicle has been in use.
  • The geographic area to be served by the non emergency medical vehicle company.
  • The name, address, telephone number, and the qualifications of the Physician Advisor of the emergency medical vehicle service.
  • Proof of Insurance 100/200/50
  • Schedule of the current base rates and hours of availability.
  • A personnel list along with copies of all current certifications. The personnel list shall include: name, date of hire, certification number, and driver's license number.

License Fee:  $105.00

Each Vehicle Fee: $50.00

Licenses must be renewed on or up to 60 days 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 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

 

 

Municipal Code

Denver Revised Municipal Code

Definition 17-11 

Requirements 17-29(a)

Fees 32-94

Plan Extra Time!

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Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect.  Plan extra time to get your license.