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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. 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 instructions on how to pay your invoice, please go to our online payment process page

For questions, please email or call 311.

Excise and Licenses will not offer fingerprinting services on site. This website offers information on fingerprinting services authorized by Colorado Applicant Background Services.

Denver Marijuana Information

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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.

Marijuana in Colorado
Be educated. Be responsible.

Visit the link below to learn about marijuana in Colorado:

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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.

Marijuana Licensing Appointments

Applications for new licenses, renewals, transfers or modifications of existing licenses will be accepted Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm.

Please make an appointment to 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.

Marijuana Equity & Social Justice

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.


Stay Informed

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Contact the Marijuana Info Office

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 206 
Denver, CO 80202 
Fax: (720) 865-2881

For additional information,
visit the Business Licensing website.

Need Immediate Help?

Denver 311 Help Center Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479


Open Records Requests

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.