Apply for or Renew Business Licenses
In an effort to protect public safety, in-person customer service at Excise and Licenses is being offered by appointment only. Please visit our Appointments website to make an appointment. Same day appointments, if available, can be made by calling 720-788-4318. All license application not available online can be submitted via email during this health crisis. Please visit our Email Application Process page for more information on submitting email applications.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
Excise and Licenses will not offer fingerprinting services on site. The website offers information on fingerprinting services authorized by Colorado Applicant Background Services.
The City and County of Denver takes a collaborative approach to the management of marijuana, which includes multiple city agencies working together to address marijuana regulation, enforcement and education. This Denver Marijuana Information center provides links to information about marijuana business licensing, inspections and permits, news, and other important topics.
While Marijuana is legal in Colorado, it remains illegal under federal law
If you are a non-citizen, working in the marijuana industry could impact your immigration or citizenship status.
Consult an immigration attorney if you are a non-citizen with concerns about any potential impacts that working in the marijuana industry may have on your status.
Applications for new licenses, renewals, transfers or modifications of existing licenses will be accepted Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm.
Please bring your completed application package and all required documents to Denver Excise & Licenses. Our staff can answer your questions about licensing processes, but cannot provide legal nor business advice. An overview of the licensing process as well as required fees and forms can be found below.
Please Note: One (1) application per appointment. You can check-in 15 minutes early to appointment. You will not be able to check-in late for an appointment.
Denver is promoting inclusion for people and communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs as well as communities that are now being affected by the regulated marijuana industry.
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To pay for the cost of processing a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request, the agency custodian may charge for the time spent to research and respond to records requests under CORA. Following the Colorado Revised Statutes C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), agency custodians may charge $33 per hour for researching, retrieving and reviewing records. There is no charge for the first hour of research, retrieval and review of records.
For more information, visit the City’s Colorado Open Records Act webpage below.
Effective Friday, July 26, 2019, the City is increasing the CORA research, retrieval and review fee to $33.00. CORA permits the State Legislative Council to review and increase the CORA hourly fee every 5 years. The Legislative Council has increased the state fee to $33.58. For ease, the City will go to $33.00 per hour after the first free hour.