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Limousine Driver

The driver of a motor-driven passenger automobile used to transport passengers for hire which has been issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity by the public utilities commission with charter authority

If the charges to the customers for riding in a vehicle are charged on a flat rate rather than a meter, the driver will only be required to take the limousine test.  If the vehicle for hire operates on a meter, the driver must take the taxi driver test.  Read more about the taxi/limo driver test including testing times and location.

Please study the ground transportation rules for Denver which can be found online or obtained from the Public Utilites Commission. 

Taxi and Limousine Council

Herdic License Study Guide-English

Limousine Study Guide

How to Get a Business License

Note: If you are the first driver to be licensed for your limousine company, you must bring a copy of the company's Public Utilities Commission registration.

Application Fee:  $50.00

License Fee:  $25.00

CBI Background Check:  $6.85


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

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, if required, is approved
  3. Fees are paid in full


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 and background check (if required) is approved 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 and include all required documents.  

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

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

Valid photo ID

Current credit card sized Limousine ID Badge

Large picture laminates from vehicle  

Current letter of hire

Current Denver Motor Vehicle Record

Head Tax Receipt from Treasury Department (Occupational Privilege Tax)

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 a 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


  • Department of Excise and Licenses inspectors will attempt to locate and notify business license holders of the approaching expiration date.  However, failure of an inspector to notify a delinquent licensee that its license has expired does not excuse the licensee from any applicable late penalty.


Municipal Code

Denver Revised Municipal Code

Definition 55-16

Requirements 55-41

Fees 32-119

Plan Extra Time!

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