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Nov 21, 2018

Denver Pawn Brokers License Helping to Protect Pawn Shop Consumers on Black Friday

For consumers looking for deals in Denver pawn shops, there’s an extra layer of security to reduce the chances of purchasing stolen goods, a Pawnbrokers License required for pawnbrokers in Denver. Pawnbroker licensees are required to register for and utilize a computer database for reporting transactions, which has resulted in more stolen goods being recovered in Denver pawn shops.

Oct 4, 2018

New Training and Background Check Requirements Implemented by Denver for Security Guards on Nov 1

The most commonly issued professional license in Denver is undergoing major changes. Denver is replacing the Merchant Guard Individual and Merchant Guard Company Licenses with a new Security Guard and Private Security Employer Licenses effective on November 1.

Aug 09, 2018

New Denver Report Shows an Increase in Tax Revenue and a Decline in Marijuana-Related Crime

Retail marijuana sales and projected marijuana tax revenue are up, and marijuana-related crime continues to drop. Those are a few of the key statistics released by Denver in the City’s 2018 Annual Marijuana Report.

Jan 19, 2018

Security Guard Advisory Committee (SGAC) Announcement

The City and County of Denver is convening an advisory committee to make recommendations for rules and regulations related to the revised Security Guard licensing ordinance as adopted by City Council in early November.

Sep 21, 2016

Agenda set for 1st meeting of STR Advisory Committee

The Denver Short-Term Rental Advisory Committee will meet for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Jul 01, 2016

Denver is the First City to Launch Online Licensing for Short-Term Rentals

The City and County of Denver has begun accepting online applications for the city’s new short-term rental license.

Jun 24, 2016

Denver to begin issuing Short-Term Rental licenses

Denver will permit a host with a valid license to offer a short-term rental in their primary residence for fewer than 30 days.

Mar 03, 2016

Office Closures

The Denver Business Licensing Center will be closed on these days:

  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016
  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016
  • Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016
  • Christmas Day, Monday, December 26, 2016

Jan 08, 2016

New marijuana data sets now available on city website

The City of Denver is pleased to announce that many of its frequently requested marijuana data sets are now available online.

Dec 30, 2015

Continued Moratorium on New Retail Marijuana Applications

Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses has continued a moratorium on new retail marijuana applications.


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