Retail Marijuana Establishment Checklist

We recommend you enlist the services of a professional to develop plans for structural, electrical, zoning and fire prevention elements of your building.

See below for the documentation forms and information required to obtain a license for a retail marijuana establishment:

  1. Background and name check issued by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI)
  2. Retail marijuana license application
  3. Required documents for license application appointment
  4. Retail marijuana license bond
  5. Retail marijuana licensing policies and procedures

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 has been reviewed, you will be issued an invoice.
  • Take the invoice to the cashier and pay the $3000 renewal license fee. Your business license will be printed.

Renew by Mail 
You can mail a $3000 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 

All City Services: 311 

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

  • Retail Marijuana Application (indicating license renewal at top)
  • Verifiable Identification (for any owner possessing 10% ownership or more)
  • Current Lease/Deed (must be valid for the duration of the retail marijuana license)
  • $20K Surety Bond (or proof that their bond is valid)
  • Valid Alarm Monitoring Contract
  • Valid Alarm Permit

Public Hearings

Retail Marijuana Public Hearings will be held at:
Department of Excise and Licenses
201 W. Colfax Ave. #206
Room 2.H.14
Denver, CO  80202

View our monthly hearings calendar.

Medical and Retail Marijuana Map

This map displays both licensed medical and retail marijuana stores in the City and County of Denver.