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
Property Tax Assessment FAQs
City Regulatory Licensing Applicants or Licensees:
The reason that you are receiving this email or viewing this content on our website is that the City of Boulder has determined an office closure due to the COVID19 virus. Please also share this information with your attorney of record or accountant if you have one.
Due to this, City Licensing Staff will be continuing our licensing work, but we will be working remotely and will not be physically available to meet with you in our Brenton Building offices. In addition, we will not be individually meeting with customers to review applications or be conducting our application clinics in person during this time. We will individually correspond with you about board hearings, board meetings, postings, and premise inspections.
For phone calls, our direct city phones and prompts for our main number of 303-441-4192 will include a message that email is the best way to reach us. We are working on a plan to forward the main x4192 and our individual extensions to our remote offices. However, if a customer leaves a voice mail it may take several days to return calls via this means of communication, so emails are fastest and best.
For license application submittal of all types, we will now be accepting license applications via email and scanned attachment at our main email address of [email protected] . We recognize that some of our larger applications, such as new license applications, will be large files so if you submit such an application, please include in your subject line (Trade name, License Type and file x of xx) so that we can easily match those multiple scanned files.
Please also see below request for payment mailing and picture included with filing.
For city fee payments for the above emailed license application submittals, Licensing staff will require that you mail city license fee payments to:
CITY OF BOULDER, P.O. BOX 791, BOULDER, CO, 80306; ATTN: REGULATORY LICENSING AT BRENTON BUILDING, RE: (Trade Name - License Type - Application Emailed Date)
When you write a check or money order and send it to the PO Box, please also include a picture of it with your emailed license application with your bank account obscured too so we can match those up.
If you are unable to submit scanned applications via email and mail a check to us, please contact City Licensing at [email protected] to make alternate arrangements.
For state liquor fee payments for scanned liquor renewals and license applications, Licensing staff will require that you mail state fee checks directly to the State Liquor Enforcement Division at:
Colorado Department of Revenue, PO Box 17087, Denver, CO 80217, Attn: State Liquor Enforcement Division. Please include in the check memo or on a cover letter included with the state check payment.
For Wednesday morning application clinics, these sessions will continue but only via Web Ex call in as follows:
10:30AM to 11:30AM for Marijuana and Hemp 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)
For board hearings and board meetings, the City Manager directed that all city board and commission hearings and meetings be canceled until March 29. We do expect that the Beverage Licensing Authority Hearing will occur remotely on April 15, 2020. We expect that the first meeting of the Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board will also occur on May 4, 2020.
For posters production and licensee pick up, and premise inspections by City Licensing and associated support city departments, board members, applicants, licensees, and other interested parties will receive that information directly as needed with details on how to pick up your posters. Applicants and licensees will also be individually be informed as to if premise inspections will be held or waived with conditions.
For updates on the duration of this City Office Closure at the Brenton Building, we will post that information on our division website as soon as it is available.
The City of Boulder Regulatory Licensing Staff Team thanks you for your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time and our team remains committed to remotely assisting you with your licensing needs.