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Tax and Licensing Division

Tax and Licensing Division


Welcome to the Tax & Licensing Division


The Tax & License division assists City of Boulder constituents with a variety of business licenses, sales & use tax account services, other regulatory city licenses and community information.

Please note that each business entity, organization or person that is engaged in business within the city limits of the City of Boulder must have a city business license and may also need an additional regulatory license to legally conduct business.

Sales Tax, Use Tax, Business License, and Regulatory license application forms, instructions, and fee information handled by the Tax & License division are separately linked in the right hand menu on this page.

Sales & Use Tax / Business Licensing

The Sales/Use Tax part of our division manages business licensing, sales tax, use and other tax filings, construction use tax reconciliation returns and various tax auditing functions.

Vaping & Tobacco Regulations

Visit this page to learn more about Ordinance 8340, Vaping and Tobacco Regulations

Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax

Information on the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax

Property Tax Assessment FAQs

Property Tax Assessment FAQs pdf

Regulatory Licenses

The Regulatory Licenses part of the division manages licensing for the following: auctions, circus and carnivals, itinerant merchant for door to door sales, liquor, medical and recreational marijuana businesses, mobile food vehicles, second hand dealer/pawnbrokers, and special event liquor permits for non-profits.

The Regulatory Licensing Division holds Wednesday morning application clinics to answer your questions at the Brenton Building- 1 st floor conference room, 1136 Alpine Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304, which you may attend in person or via call in, as follows:

10:30AM to 11:30AM for Marijuana license application questions

            Call in number: 303-441-3000, and access code: 999 601 815  (until July  1, 2020)

11:30AM to 12:30PM for Liquor/Special Event Liquor/Misc. license application questions

            Call in number: 303-441-3000, and access code: 995 136 308 (until July 1, 2020)

*If you would like to be added to our monthly email list to receive Beverage Licensing Authority hearing agendas or you would like to be added to our Marijuana email routing list to receive information on presentations and trainings, please email us with that request at:  [email protected]

Division Hours

8AM to 5PM each weekday.

Mailing Address

City of Boulder
Finance Department
Attention: Tax & License Division, RE: (Tax) or (License)
P.O. Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306