Sec. 55-41. - It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or be permitted to drive a vehicle for hire on the streets of the City for business purposes unless such person is properly licensed by the director of excise and licenses.
Any person who operates a motor vehicle for hire to transport people
Taxicab shall mean a motor-driven passenger automobile used to transport passengers for public hire which has been issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity by the public utilities commission with call-and-demand authority.
If the charges to the customers for riding in a vehicle are charged on a flat rate rather than a meter, then 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. The van drivers are required to submit the same documents with their applications as are taxi driver applicants.
Taxi/Herdic Licensing & Testing Changes
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:
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
Valid Colorado Driver License
Current credit card sized Taxi ID Badge
Large picture laminates from vehicle
Current letter of hire
Current Denver Motor Vehicle Record less than 90 days old.
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 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.