Merchant Guard Individual

Merchant guard or merchant patrol shall mean any person who conducts or is engaged in the business of providing protection to persons and property, or preserving the peace in the conduct of any business, except a business or industrial guard.

 

Merchant Guard BadgeA badge is not required to be worn with the merchant guard uniform.

If a company decides to use a badge with the uniform, the company must use the badge style shown in the picture to the left.

 

Merchant Guard license causes for denial.

How to Get a Business License

   You must have a debit or credit card to purchase your CBI Name Check here in our agency

Application Fee:  $50.00

Annual License Fee:  $25.00

CBI Name Check:  $6.85 

 

Fees can be paid with cash, check,  money order or credit card.  Checks should be made payable to Manager of Finance. Credit cards cannot be accepted over the phone or by mail. 

Your license will be issued when the following actions are taken: 

  1. All documents required for the license are complete and submitted to the office
  2. The background check is accepted and approved
  3. Fees are paid in full

Renew a Business License

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 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 a $25 check made payable to the Manager of Finance.  Be sure to include your Business File Number (BFN) on your check. Your Business File Number is located on your license in the upper, left hand quadrant.

Office Hours and Location
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor

Phone
All City Services: 311

Mailing Information
Department of Excise and Licenses
201 W. Colfax Ave Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202

Current Letter of Hire (within past 90 days)

Current Colorado Bureau of Investigations Background Check Report (within past 90 days)

Expiring Merchant Guard badge

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 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

 

  • Department of Excise and Licenses inspectors will attempt to locate and notify business license holders of the approaching expiration date.  However, failure of an inspector to notify a delinquent licensee that its license has expired does not excuse the licensee from any applicable late penalty.

Municipal Code

Denver Revised Municipal Code

Definition 42-31

Requirements 42-161

Fees 32-95

Plan Extra Time!

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Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect.  Plan extra time to get your license.

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