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In total, there are over 100 business and liquor licenses issued by the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.
Some of the license types include retail and wholesale food operations, emergency and non emergency vehicles, body artists and facilities, boarding homes and childcare centers, merchant guards, pedal cabs and peddlers, taxi/limousine drivers, central alarm operators and apprentice, and medical marijuana centers (in conjunction with the State of Colorado.)
Click here for a complete list of business licenses.
A zone use permit (PDF) is a document granting the applicant/owner of a lot, building, or structure permission for the requested use of the land. "Use" can be defined as any activity, occupation, business or operation transacted in a building or on a lot/tract of land. The Zoning Department issues the zone use permits.
If the business license you are applying for requires a zone use permit, be sure to check with Zoning first to get approval of the use of the land before submitting an application to the Department of Excise and Licenses.
Office Hours and Location
General Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor
All City Services: (720) 913-1311
General: (720) 865-2915
Liquor and Cabaret Licenses
Denver Department of Excise and Licenses office.
Fingerprinting and background checks are performed daily between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
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Sales, Lodgers, Use, Occupation Privilege Tax Information
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
720-865-7075 Taxpayer Service Unit
Click here for the Treasury Division's website
Denver Department of Excise and Licenses
201 West Colfax, 2nd Floor
You will need to apply for the Retail Food Establishment license.
You will need to apply for the Retail Food Mobile License.
A duplicate license may be issued one time for a fee of $5.00.
Each additional request for a duplicate license - $50.00