Sales Tax & Business Licensing

Business Licensing

Individuals and companies engaged in business in the city need to apply for a City Business License. Applications can be found under information & forms. Certain businesses, including, but not limited to, contractors, alcoholic beverages, mobile businesses, group/foster homes and sexually oriented businesses, require additional licensing or permits issued through the Community Development Department. 

2020-2021 Sales Tax License Renewal

2020-2021 Sales Tax License Renewal forms are now available. Please download the form and follow instructions to renew your Sales Tax License.  Contact the Sales Tax Division with any questions.

Home Rule City Taxes

City sales taxable transactions are specified in the Municipal Code, Section 3-28-75. As a Home Rule City, the City of Brighton charges sales tax on some items that the State of Colorado does not.

For instance, the city taxes food for domestic consumption, the state does not. Each vendor should read the Municipal Code, Section 3-28-75, to become acquainted with city taxable transactions.


Exemptions to city sales and city use tax are listed in the Municipal Code, Section 3-28-80. For additional sales tax information, contact the Sales Tax Office, 303-655-2041.


  • To confirm whether a location is within city limits; view our city boundary map (PDF) or contact the Customer Service Center at 303-655-2017.