Business Licensing

A City of Brighton (City) Business License is required for individuals and businesses that have a physical presence in the City. This license also serves as the sales tax license. No license is required for businesses without a physical presence as defined in the Colo. Rev. Stat. § 39-26-802.9.

A business might be considered to have physical presence if the businesses' employees come in to the City to provide goods or services. 

Depending on the type of business additional licenses, permits and/or approvals may be required. Businesses that require additional approvals include, but are not limited to, contractors, merchant guards, and group homes. 

There is no fee to apply for a general business and sales tax license. 

Licenses for mobile vendors are valid until the end of the year in which they were issued. Licenses for most other businesses are good until the end of every odd numbered year.

For liquor licensing please contact the City Clerk’s Office.

For contractor licenses please contact the building and permitting division. 

If you have questions about what is and is not allowed as a home business in the City of Brighton please contact the planning division at 303-655-2059. 

Business License Application 

If you are applying for a new license you will have to register and choose the appropriate license. Please see below if you are unsure which license application to complete. If you already have an account with the City of Brighton, you will need your account number and an activation code. 

Brighton Commercial (In City Location) Business has a physical commercial location in Brighton. 

Brighton Home-Based - Business is based in a home within Brighton city limits.

Mobile Vendor - For mobile and outdoor vendors including food trucks. 

Service (No City Location) - Business does not have a physical office in Brighton, but comes into the city to provide goods or services. This includes, but is not limited, contractors and security services. 

Remote Seller Registration - This option is available for remote sellers exempt from licensing requirements who need a Brighton sales tax account. 

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Brighton, CO 80601
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