Business Licensing

Effective Monday, October 26, 2020 City Hall is closed to the public. 

Starting Monday, October 26 there will be no in-person meetings for sales tax and licensing, however, you may e-mail sales tax or licensing questions to or call 303-655-2041. We are here to help in English or Spanish

Additionally, you may drop of any license applications or sales tax payments in the utility (water) payment drop box outside the building, be sure to clearly indicate that it is for Sales Tax.

Empezando lunes 26 de octubre 2020 la Ciudad de Brighton estará cerrada al público y no podemos tomar citas en persona. Si tiene dudas sobre los impuestos sobre ventas o la licencia de negocio por favor mande correo electrónico a o llame 303-655-2041, estamos disponibles para ayudarle en inglés o español.

También puede dejar su pago de impuesto sobre ventas o su solicitud de licencia afuera en el buzón del pago del agua. Asegúrese de indicar bien que es para “Sales Tax”.


Business Licensing Process effective January 2020 

Beginning January 2020 general business licenses will be issued by the Finance Department – Sales Tax Division. This business license also covers sales tax, therefore, separate business and sales tax licenses are no longer necessary. 

Prior to January 2020 businesses with a physical location in Brighton applied for a business license through the Community Development Department and, depending on the type of business, might have been required to apply for a separate sales tax license issued by the Finance – Sales Tax Division. 

For businesses that had a sales tax license under the prior licensing process, that license is now their business license. If the license issued by the Finance – Sales Tax Division is valid, then no further action is required. For those that had a business license, but no sales tax license, please contact the Finance - Sales tax division so that a new business license can be issued. 

Contact the Finance – Sales Tax Division with any questions regarding sales tax and general business licensing. 

General Business License Applications 

Out-of-City License Application: Use this application if you do not have a physical location in the City of Brighton. 

Home Business Application: Use this application if you live within the Brighton City Limits and you do not have a Commercial business location. 

Commercial License Application: Use this application if you have a commercial business location within the Brighton city Limits. Please be sure to submit all required documentation. 

Account/License Closure or Update 

If there has been a change in ownership and you are the new owner you must complete a new license application to establish a new account. The old owner should request that their account be closed. 

If a change in business will result in a new FEIN number you must apply for a new license and close the old one. 

If you are changing the business name and/or address and the FEIN will remain the same, the City must have a written request to update your information. Please e-mail to request an update to your account. 

If you need to close your account please send an e-mail to and indicate your name, title, account number, reason for closure, and the date as of which the account needs to be closed.

Contact Us

Brighton Tax

500 S. 4th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303-655-2041 Email:

  1. Colorado Department of Revenue

    1375 Sherman St.
    Denver, CO 80261
    Taxpayer Services: 303-238-7378

    SalesTaxOnline Website Support

    Phone: 225-215-0052
    Toll-Free: 877-693-4435