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Business License Forms

Do you need to apply for a business license in Arvada? Do you need to update information on your existing business license? Or perhaps you need to close your business license? If you have any questions, please contact the Revenue Division at 720-898-7100. 

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 virus, revenue staff are currently working remotely but are here to assist you. Business licenses and sales and use tax remittance and payments are all being processed online. If you need assistance, please send an email to or call us at 720-898-7100. 

For City-related coronavirus updates, visit

Online tax return submittal and payment is mandatory. Please request online access to ensure a seamless transition.

New Business Licenses

Fill out the online form to get the process started. Visit Apply for a New Business License to submit your application. Please allow at least 10 minutes to complete the application. Questions? Please call us at 720-898-7100.

Update Business Licenses

If you moved, changed your phone number or just have changes to update your Arvada Business License, please use on of the following tools. 

Business License Closure

Did you close your business or sell? Please use this form to tell us.

Other Licenses

Certain types of businesses require a specialized license in order to operate. Examples of these businesses include:

  • Adult Business
  • Amusement License (10 or less machines)
  • Amusement Arcade License (11 or more machines)
  • Kennel License
  • Liquor Licenses
  • Massage Parlor
  • Special Events Permits (Liquor)
  • Trash Haulers 

For more information, please reference Chapter 22 - Businesses of the Municipal Code. For more information regarding these specialized licenses please call the City Clerk's office at 720-898-7550.