If you are doing business in Arvada, participating in a special event, operating a food truck or hosting a function you may need a business license, contractor license, liquor license, food truck permit or special event permit. Please be sure you have the appropriate licenses and/or permits...when in doubt please call and inquire at 720-898-7000
Business License Forms
Apply for or update your business license today! It is free, easy, and you can do it online. Visit licensing tools to get started.
Whether you're working on an addition or conversion, just about any work on a structure in Arvada requires licensing. If you're a contractor, please explore Contractor licensing information.
Whether you're having a special event or need a liquor license for your business, get the information you need for liquor licensing.
Food Truck Vendors and Special Event Vendors
Special events are licensed at the event level, so individual participants are not required to have their own business license to participate. Event coordinators are responsible for providing tax returns to vendors. If you don't receive a return, please contact our office at 720-898-7100.
The City of Arvada is a home ruled city, which means we collect our own taxes. The city tax rate for sales and use tax is 3.46% The State of Colorado collects State, County and RTD tax.