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Fingerprinting and Background Checks

If you are applying for a license that requires fingerprints as part of your application, you may be fingerprinted in the Excise & Licenses office after your application has been submitted and all fees have been paid. If you reside out of state or not near our office, you can submit a hard-copy fingerprint card through the mail using the state vendor IdentoGO to process your card. Excise & Licenses only fingerprints for the licenses listed below under Fees section.

To submit a hard-copy fingerprint card on form FBI (FD-258) to IdentoGO, you must follow the directions below.

Send an email to EXLFingerprints@denvergov.org requesting our Service Code and Account Number to be used during your pre-enrollment process. Your email request must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Type of License applied for (i.e. Liquor, see list below under Fees)
  • Business File Number (i.e. YYYY-BFN-0001234)

You are required to register (pre-enroll) on IdentoGO's website.

  • Click on IdentoGO 
  • Click on the link at the bottom of the page that reads "CO Non-Resident Processing Instructions".  
  • Click on the link contained in the directions to begin pre-enrollment.
  • At the end of pre-enrollment, you will receive a confirmation page that requires your signature, birthdate, and phone number or email address. Please email a copy of the completed form to EXLFingerprints@denvergov.org before sending with your fingerprint card to IdentoGO for processing. If you physically get printed at IdentoGO, please ask for a copy of the signature form to email to EXLFingerprints@denvergov.org. Please also include the name of the business you are affiliated with and also the address of the establishment on your email. We need to be able to apply your fingerprint report to the proper record in Excise & Licenses once the report has been processed by IdentoGO and sent to Excise & Licenses. 

 

Background Investigations

You may use the computers in our lobby to obtain your $6.85 Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check. You must have a debit or credit card.

Private Security Employers/Security Guards

Excise & Licenses does not fingerprint for these license types. These license types require a FBI Background Check report to be uploaded to your online application. You may go to the FBI website to pick the option that best fits your needs to obtain that FBI Background Check.

Fees

Fingerprints taken in our office are $38.50 for liquor applicants. IdentoGO charges $48.50 for the extra steps involved. Fingerprints taken for liquor purposes are valid for a period of 60 days.

Fees:  $16.50 -  Auctioneer, Amusement Facility, Body Artist Establishment, Body Art Vehicle - Mobile, Dance Hall, Dance Public, Escort Service Company, Exotic Dancer, Ice Cream Vendor, Lodging Facility, Pawnbroker, Peddler Sponsor, Social Clubs (All 3 classes), Vehicle Immobilization Service, Valet Operator

IdentoGO will charge $26.50 if you mail your hard copy fingerprint card for license types other than liquor

Fees for several individuals may be included together when coming into our office for fingerprinting services. 

Checks should be made payable to the Manager of Finance.

 

Liquor and Cabaret Applicants

Liquor and Cabaret License Applicants require fingerprints for the following people:

  • All officers and directors
  • Members and shareholders who own 10% or more of the business entity

Fees

$38.50 per person

Checks should be made payable to the Manager of Finance.

Payment must be made at the time of application.