Information about Itinerant Merchant (Door to Door Sales) Licenses

How to apply for an Itinerant Merchant (Door to Door Sales) license and process checklist

Application Checklist

  • An Itinerant Merchant license application must be completely filled out and signed, including: i) applicant business name, ii) legal name, home address, and birth date of all owners, officers, managers and members, and iii) local address and local phone numbers. The application will be routed to Sales Tax to review business license status and for tax remittance history and Boulder Police Department to conduct background check research on all submitted persons
    who will go door to door.
  • The applicant must submit a list of all persons (legal name, home address and date of birth) and copies of valid state issued identification cards (driver’s licenses preferred) for all employees and owners working in the City of Boulder.
  • A sales tax deposit in the amount of $500 (business check only)
    must be submitted. For questions, contact Sales Tax at salestax@bouldercolorado.gov
  • A license fee of $64.00 and $7.00 per person for background checks must accompany the completed application.
  • The applicant must provide proof of applying for/obtaining a city sales tax license.
  • An application must be received at least two weeks prior to beginning sales. A late fee of $200.00 will be charged for all applications that are submitted after the deadline.
  • Both an Itinerant License copy (which will list approved employee’s names) and their submitted picture ID must be held by each employee conducting door to door sales under the approved business’ Itinerant Merchant license and both the License copy and picture ID must be available for
    enforcement officer’s review if requested.

How to Apply for an Itinerant Merchant (Door to Door Sales) License

Register for a City of Boulder Customer Self Service Portal Account

Complete Application Packet

Locate the Itinerant Merchant (Door to Door Sales) License Application Packet in the Auction License Application Documents section below.

Apply & Pay Online

Submit completed application and payment online through the City of Boulder Customer Self-Service Portal.

View PDF application and payment instructions

Have Questions?

The Regulatory Licensing Division holds virtual application clinics every Wednesday morning, which you may attend via call in to ask questions

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for Miscellaneous license application questions

Call: 720-593-3714 and enter conf ID: 564 139 518#

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