Colorado Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Colorado licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Colorado-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Colorado State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Colorado that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • State Board of Registered Psychotherapists
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Board of Nursing
  • Dental Board
  • Department of Labor and Employment
  • Department of Public Health & Environment - Asbestos Program
  • Department of Regulatory Agencies - Division of Insurance
  • Department of Regulatory Agencies - Electrical Board
  • Department of Regulatory Agencies - State Plumbing Board
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Revenue - Liquor Enforcement Division
  • Department of Transportation
  • Division of Real Estate
  • Electrical Board
  • Medical Board
  • Office of Acupuncture Licensure
  • Office of Athletic Trainers
  • Office of Audiology Licensure
  • Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
  • Office of Boxing and the Boxing Commission
  • Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration
  • Office of Funeral Home and Crematory Registration
  • Office of Hearing Aid Provider Licensure
  • Office of Massage Therapy Licensure
  • Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration
  • Office of Occupational Therapy
  • Office of Outfitters Registration
  • Office of Private Investigator Licensure
  • Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure
  • Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification
  • Office of Surgical Assistant & Surgical Technologist Registration
  • Passenger Tramway Safety Board
  • Podiatry Board
  • Secretary of State
  • Secretary of State (Charities)
  • State Board of Accountancy
  • State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners
  • State Board of Landscape Architects
  • State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
  • State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
  • State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners
  • State Board of Optometry
  • State Board of Pharmacy
  • State Board of Psychologist Examiners
  • State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • State Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • State Physical Therapy Board
  • State Plumbing Board

Colorado Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Colorado that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Adams County
  • Alamosa County
  • Arapahoe County
  • Archuleta County
  • Baca County
  • Bent County
  • Boulder County
  • Broomfield County
  • Chaffee County
  • Cheyenne County
  • Clear Creek County
  • Conejos County
  • Costilla County
  • Crowley County
  • Custer County
  • Delta County
  • Denver County
  • Dolores County
  • Douglas County
  • Eagle County
  • El Paso County
  • Elbert County
  • Fremont County
  • Garfield County
  • Gilpin County
  • Grand County
  • Gunnison County
  • Hinsdale County
  • Huerfano County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Kiowa County
  • Kit Carson County
  • La Plata County
  • Lake County
  • Larimer County
  • Las Animas County
  • Lincoln County
  • Logan County
  • Mesa County
  • Mineral County
  • Moffat County
  • Montezuma County
  • Montrose County
  • Morgan County
  • Otero County
  • Ouray County
  • Park County
  • Phillips County
  • Pitkin County
  • Prowers County
  • Pueblo County
  • Rio Blanco County
  • Rio Grande County
  • Routt County
  • Saguache County
  • San Juan County
  • San Miguel County
  • Sedgwick County
  • Summit County
  • Teller County
  • Washington County
  • Weld County
  • Yuma County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Agate
  • Akron
  • Alamosa
  • Allenspark
  • Alma
  • Anton
  • Arapahoe
  • Arvada
  • Aspen
  • Aspen Park
  • Ault
  • Aurora
  • Austin
  • Avon
  • Bailey
  • Basalt
  • Bayfield
  • Bellvue
  • Bennett
  • Berthoud
  • Bethune
  • Black Forest
  • Black Hawk
  • Boulder
  • Breckenridge
  • Briggsdale
  • Brighton
  • Broomfield
  • Brush
  • Buena Vista
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Burlington
  • Byers
  • Calhan
  • Campo
  • Canon City
  • Carbondale
  • Castle Pines
  • Castle Rock
  • Cedaredge
  • Centennial
  • Center
  • Central City
  • Cheraw
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • Cheyenne Wells
  • Clifton
  • Coal Creek
  • Collbran
  • Colorado City
  • Colorado Springs
  • Columbine
  • Commerce City
  • Cortez
  • Craig
  • Crawford
  • Creede
  • Crested Butte
  • Cripple Creek
  • Dacono
  • De Beque
  • Deer Trail
  • Del Norte
  • Delta
  • Denver
  • Dillon
  • Dinosaur
  • Divide
  • Dolores
  • Dove Creek
  • Dumont
  • Dupont
  • Durango
  • Eagle
  • Eastlake
  • Eaton
  • Edwards
  • Elbert
  • Eldorado Springs
  • Elizabeth
  • Empire
  • Englewood
  • Erie
  • Estes Park
  • Evergreen
  • Fairplay
  • Firestone
  • Flagler
  • Fleming
  • Florence
  • Florissant
  • Fort Carson
  • Fort Collins
  • Fort Lupton
  • Fort Morgan
  • Fountain
  • Franktown
  • Fraser
  • Frederick
  • Frisco
  • Fruita
  • Georgetown
  • Gilcrest
  • Glen Haven
  • Glendale
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Golden
  • Granby
  • Grand Junction
  • Grand Lake
  • Grant
  • Greeley
  • Greenwood Village
  • Grover
  • Guffey
  • Gunnison
  • Gypsum
  • Hartman
  • Haxtun
  • Hayden
  • Henderson
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Holyoke
  • Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Hotchkiss
  • Hudson
  • Hugo
  • Hygiene
  • Idaho Springs
  • Idledale
  • Ignacio
  • Indian Hills
  • Jamestown
  • Jefferson
  • Joes
  • Johnstown
  • Julesburg
  • Keenesburg
  • Ken Caryl
  • Kersey
  • Keystone
  • Kiowa
  • Kittredge
  • Kremmling
  • La Jara
  • La Junta
  • La Salle
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Lamar
  • Laporte
  • Larkspur
  • Las Animas
  • Leadville
  • Limon
  • Littleton
  • Livermore
  • Lone Tree
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Louviers
  • Loveland
  • Lyons
  • Mancos
  • Manitou Springs
  • Mead
  • Meeker
  • Merino
  • Mesa
  • Minturn
  • Moffat
  • Monte Vista
  • Monument
  • Morrison
  • Mosca
  • Nederland
  • New Castle
  • Niwot
  • North Washington
  • Northglenn
  • Nucla
  • Nunn
  • Oak Creek
  • Otis
  • Ouray
  • Ovid
  • Pagosa Springs
  • Palmer Lake
  • Paonia
  • Parachute
  • Parker
  • Peetz
  • Penrose
  • Peyton
  • Pine
  • Pinecliffe
  • Pitkin
  • Platteville
  • Pleasant View
  • Pueblo
  • Pueblo West
  • Rangely
  • Raymer
  • Red Feather Lakes
  • Ridgway
  • Rifle
  • Rocky Ford
  • Roggen
  • Roxborough Park
  • Rye
  • Saguache
  • Salida
  • San Luis
  • Sanford
  • Security-Widefield
  • Sedalia
  • Shawnee
  • Sherrelwood
  • Silt
  • Silver Plume
  • Silverthorne
  • Silverton
  • Simla
  • Snowmass
  • Somerset
  • Springfield
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Sterling
  • Stoneham
  • Strasburg
  • Superior
  • Telluride
  • The Pinery
  • Thornton
  • Towaoc
  • Trinidad
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Vail
  • Victor
  • Vilas
  • Walden
  • Walsenburg
  • Ward
  • Weldona
  • Wellington
  • West Pleasant View
  • Westcliffe
  • Westminster
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Wiggins
  • Windsor
  • Winter Park
  • Wolcott
  • Woodland Park
  • Woodmoor
  • Woodrow
  • Woody Creek
  • Wray
  • Yuma
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