A person whose business is that of engaging in selling or trading secondhand property, or whose business is selling new goods, but who buys and sells secondhand articles, goods, wares or merchandise of the same type or class as the new goods sold.
The term also includes any person who sells or trades secondhand property through flea markets or other nonpermanent location.
No person licensed as a secondhand dealer shall, during the period of the license, receive or hold a license or carry on the business of a pawnbroker, automobile parts recycler, or a junk dealer.
A Zone Use Permit is required before obtaining a Second Hand Dealer License.
Application Fee: $200.00
License Fee: $85.00
CBI Name Check: $6.85
Please do not include the $6.85 on a check with the license and application fees. You must pay for your CBI Name Check with a debit or credit card on the computers in the lobby or you can obtain from your home/office computer.
Fees can be paid with cash, check, money order or credit card if paid in person. Checks should be made payable to the Manager of Finance. Credit card payments cannot be accepted through the mail.
You must have an Excise and Licenses issued Inspection Card for the following agencies to sign off on before trying to schedule inspections. The only way to get an inspection card from our agency is to come in with all of your required documents, pay your fees and then we hand you the inspection card to be signed off on by the agencies listed. Once all inspections are complete, we will issue the Second Hand Dealers license.
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.
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.
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 for 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
Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect. Plan extra time to get your license.