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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. 

Online tax return submittal and payment is mandatory for licensed businesses. Please request online access.

New Business License

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.

Business License for Short Term Rentals

If you plan on hosting short term rentals, you are required to hold a short term rental license and a business license. Please submit both requests to ensure a timely approval for your short term rental.

Update Business License

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.