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Tax and Licensing Division

Tax and Licensing Division

We are currently experiencing technological issues with our phone system. For faster assistance, please email us at [email protected]. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Welcome to the Tax & Licensing Division

Mitigating the potential spread of COVID-19 to ensure the health and well-being of our staff and community is fundamental to providing service excellence. That is why, beginning today, the City of Boulder is implementing several precautionary social distancing measures .   Please note the following important updates:   

  • 1. The Brenton  Building, located at 1136 Alpine Avenue, will be closed to the public  until further notice.   However,  staff will be working between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday and will continue to respond to voicemails and emails in the order in which they are received. For faster service, please contact us via email.  

 

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

For the Tobacco Retailer License information and application, please click the link in the menu on the right of this page.

Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax

Information on the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax

Property Tax Assessment FAQs

Property Tax Assessment FAQs pdf

Regulatory Licenses

For general phone calls and emails , 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.  Contact all licensing staff at [email protected] for fastest responses.

For city license application submittals, City Licensing staff is currently not meeting in person for application review and is working remotely, please then:

  1. For maintenance applications and license renewals of existing liquor and marijuana licenses and for all city miscellaneous licenses, you may file applications and pay city licensing fees online via the EnerGov CSS web portal here: https://energovcss.bouldercolorado.gov/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService/#/register

Please check the links in the menu to the right for the applicable license application that you would like to file for step by step instructions for how to submit online.

  1. For new liquor and marijuana licenses, license transfers for liquor and marijuana, and for special event liquor permits only , you will complete this form to generate a secure folder which you may upload your scanned application to and payment will be later arranged: https://tinyurl.com/cobapplication

For state liquor fee payments for filed New, Transfer, and Change of Location or Class liquor license applications: Licensing staff will require that you include a copy of the state fee check with your scanned application and 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 state liquor renewal payments only : you will submit your payment online via the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website: https://secure.colorado.gov/payment/liquor   When you use this feature, please indicate that you will be submitting your renewal via Local Licensing Clerk and provide your proof of payment to the State when submitting your renewal application to us via our online CSS web portal.
 

For Wednesday morning application clinics, these sessions will continue via Microsoft Teams call in as follows :

Cannabis licensing clinic call in Wednesday mornings from 10:30AM to 11:30AM until December 31, 2020: Call: 720-593-3714 and enter conf ID: 843 022 056#

Liquor and Misc. licensing clinic call in Wednesday mornings from 11:30AM to 12:30PM until December 31, 2020: Call: 720-593-3714 and enter conf ID: 939 272 775#

For board hearings/meetings , both the Beverage Licensing Authority and the Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board are meeting virtually until further notice. Please check the BLA and the CLAB webpages for details on next meetings and how to participate.

For posters production and licensee pick up, and premise inspections by City Licensing , board members, applicants, licensees, and other interested parties will receive information directly with date/location to pick up your posters. Premise inspections are currently being conducted virtually by City Licensing staff during prescheduled meetings. Other Cannabis City Team members are inspecting in person with strict inspection protocols which you will receive when you schedule your inspections.

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 .