Colorado Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Colorado.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Colorado.

Colorado General Business Licenses

Colorado Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in Colorado.

Colorado does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Local General Business Licenses

Aurora Business License

Agency:City of Aurora Licensing Section (CO)

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$17 application fee + $26 license fee

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$26

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Boulder Business License

Agency:City of Boulder Finance Department - Revenue and Licensing Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

4-6 weeks

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0 unless there is a change in location, for which there is a $25 fee

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Once you have logged in to Boulder Online Tax, under Action Center, click Renew License.

Breckenridge Business License

Agency:Town of Breckenridge Finance Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Varies by business type:

  • In-Town Business - $200 + $10 per employee
  • In-Home Occupation - $50
  • Lodge/Bed & Breakfast - $200 + $10 per employee + $50 per bedroom
  • Regular Vendor - $100
  • Seasonal Vendor - $50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Varies by business type:

  • In-Town Business - $200 + $10 per employee
  • In-Home Occupation - $50
  • Lodge/Bed & Breakfast - $200 + $10 per employee + $50 per bedroom
  • Regular Vendor - $100
  • Seasonal Vendor - $50
Due:

Annually

City of Durango Business License

Agency:City of Durango City Clerk's Office (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee based on the estimated monthly average number of employees for the next 12 months. 

Required Attachments:

Depending upon the nature of the business, applicants for a business license may be required to submit additional documentation, such as: 1. Proof of insurance in specific limits or occupational bonds. 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee determined by number of employees hired, whether full time or part time. 

Due:

Annually by January 31. 

City of Fort Collins Sales and Use Tax License

Agency:City of Fort Collins (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

There is no expiration date. 

Law:

( Ord. No. 060, 2011 , § 1, 5-17-11; Ord. No. 154, 2012 , § 3, 1-15-13)

Renewal Not Required

Not required



City of Greenwood Village Occupational Privilege Tax License

Agency:City of Greenwood Village (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Occupational Privilege Tax License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee + two portions : the employee portion and the employer portion. Both portions are $2 per month ($4 combined) and both apply when an employee earns $250 or more in a calendar month. The employer is responsible for reporting and remitting both portions of the tax. Owners, partners, and officers who are not paid a salary or commission are subject to only the employer portion of the tax.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Occupational Privilege Tax License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$10 application fee + two portions : the employee portion and the employer portion. Both portions are $2 per month ($4 combined) and both apply when an employee earns $250 or more in a calendar month. The employer is responsible for reporting and remitting both portions of the tax. Owners, partners, and officers who are not paid a salary or commission are subject to only the employer portion of the tax.

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

City of Lakewood Business License

Agency:City of Lakewood City Clerk's Office (CO)

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Renewal is not required for this license.

Erie Business License

Agency:Town of Erie Finance Department (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Parker Business and Tax License

Agency:Parker Sales Tax Division (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business and Tax License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or email to salestax@parkeronline.org

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Windsor General Business License

Agency:Town of Windsor Economic Development (CO)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Renewal

Due:

Annually

Notes:

A renewal notice will be sent one month prior to the expiration month of this license.

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