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Licensing Requirements

Online business licensing and sales tax system 

The City of Englewood has partnered with MUNIRevs to provide an online business licensing and tax collection system This system allows businesses to access their accounts and submit tax returns and payments online.  

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PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2016, a $25 filing fee will be implemented. As provided in the Englewood Municipal Code Title 4 Municipal Finances and Taxation and Title 5 Business and License Regulations, a paper filing fee of $25.00 for each remittance or license application received in paper format and processed in-office will be imposed.

 

The City of Englewood requires all businesses making retail sales to have a sales tax license.

The business licenses listed below are required according to Title 5 of the Englewood Municipal Code (EMC).  These licenses are in addition to the Sales, Use and Lodgers Tax License as required in Title 4, Chapter 4.  Only a few of the highlighted requirements for each business license is provided below.  To review the full EMC business license text, please click on the business license name hyperlink.  In addition to the below stated fees, application, license and other fees apply to each license.

To apply for any of the below mentioned licenses or a Sales, Use or Lodgers Tax License, please access the MUNIRevs system with the following link:  https://englewood.munirevs.com

4th of July Activity / Novelty, Food Vendor and Event Fee Forms

Applies to all businesses participating in the 4th of July Special Event.  The City’s Communications Department coordinates this event and other fees and paperwork may be required in addition to the ones mentioned below.

  • Food Vendors, please note a Food Vendor License is required.
  • A $60.00 sales tax deposit shall be required for all licensees who do not hold a current City sales tax license.

Adult Entertainment Establishments

Any business that includes an adult arcade, adult bookstore, adult cabaret, adult dancing establishment, adult modeling, adult motion picture booth or adult motion picture theater is engaged in operating a adult establishment and is required to obtain a license from the City.

  • All managers of adult entertainment establishments must be licensed.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person to be employed by any adult establishment in the City of Englewood without first obtaining a registration.

Amusement Establishment/Public Dance

Any establishment that maintains amusement devices, either as a sole business or in conjunction with some other business, this shall include any pool hall, public dance or hall, or bowling alley is required to obtain a license to operate within the City.

  • In addition the applicant shall be required to obtain a manager(s) license when the manager is someone other than the licensee:
  • All managers of amusement establishments must be licensed.
  • No applicant or employee working with the public who has been convicted of a charge involving moral turpitude shall be allowed to obtain an amusement license.
  • Additional Amusement Devices. All applicants and holders of amusement center or amusement arcade licenses shall report to the Licensing Officer the addition of any amusement device or devices to their premises within fifteen (15) days of said addition and tender to the Licensing Officer at that time the required fee for each additional amusement device for the remainder of the original license period. Replacement of a device with another device is not considered an additional amusement device.

Arborists- Email LAElliott@englewoodco.gov for an updated list of licensed arborists.

  • Any person who specializes in the care and maintenance of trees within the City is required to obtain a license.

  • All motor vehicles used in the operation of the licensed business shall be insured under the laws of the State of Colorado.
  • Comprehensive General Liability with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
  • Supervision of Work: The license holder shall supervise and be responsible for all work done under the license.

Auctioneer

Any person who sells goods or real property to the highest bidder at an auction with in the city limits, whether they have a permanent location in the City or are conducting business on a temporary basis, is required to obtain an Auctioneer license.

  • Each applicant shall provide proof of current licensing under the State of Colorado.
  • A $60.00 sales tax deposit shall be required for all licensees who do not hold a current City sales tax license.

Automobile Pawnbrokers

Any person or business that regularly enters into contracts for automobile purchases, in which money is advanced to the customer upon delivery of the vehicle, on the condition that the customer has the option to cancel said contract within a fixed period of time less than 30 days for a fixed price is required to obtain a license from the City.

  • Bond Required: As part of the licensing process, the applicant shall furnish a good and sufficient bond in a sum to be determined by the City and set by resolution.
  • Insurance Required: As part of the licensing process, the applicant shall provide fire and property damage insurance for all property the automobile pawnbroker holds by contract in the minimum amount of one-half (½) of such property's contracted value in case of damage or destruction. The applicant must provide the Licensing Officer proof of such insurance coverage before an Automobile Pawnbroker License is issued. Proof of this insurance coverage must be provided each time a request for a renewal is filed with the Licensing Officer.
  • Background Investigation: Applicants will be subject to a police background investigation as part of the application process.
  • Every automobile pawnbroker shall provide the local law enforcement agency, on a weekly basis, with two (2) copies of the records, on a form to be provided or approved by the local law enforcement agency of all tangible personal property accepted during the preceding week and one copy of the customer's declaration of ownership form.
  • Every automobile pawnbroker shall pay a fee for every transaction form submitted to the City. This fee is imposed to offset the cost of administering this license. This fee shall be determined by the City and set by resolution.

Auto Salvage/Recycled Material

Any area, including buildings and structures, where salvaged goods or materials, including automobiles, are bought, sold, exchanged, stored, salvaged, dismantled, packed or handled are required to obtain a license from the City. This does not include secondhand stores or automobile sales areas where the cars are in functional condition or are new cars stored prior to sale.

  • The license holder shall have Comprehensive General Liability Insurance with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property damage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
  • A $60.00 sales tax deposit shall be required for all licensees who do not hold a current City sales tax license.

Body Piercing Establishments

Any establishment that offers or performs any method of creating an opening in the human body for a fee or charge for the purpose of inserting any decorative jewelry or other decoration is required to be licensed by the City.

  • License holders may perform body piercing only at the location specified by the license.
  • License holders shall comply with all reasonable conditions necessary to prevent a nuisance and preserve the health, safety and welfare of the community.
  • The license holder shall at all times have comprehensive general liability insurance, with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property damage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
  • All persons performing body piercing must be supervised by the license holder

Canine and Feline Breeders

Any person who, outside of his regular course of employment, is breeding purebred dogs or cats in an attempt to improve the breed through controlled propagation, thus achieving carefully desired qualities and traits is required to obtain a license from the City.

  • Obtain signatures from each adjoining landowner expressing consent and acknowledging that they have no objection to the issuance of the license; and
  • The license holder may not maintain more than:
    • 1. Five (5) dogs or cats over six (6) months of age, or
    • 2.Twenty (20) puppies or two (2) litters, whichever is greater, whelped and transferred in any twelve (12) month period, or
    • 3.Twenty (20) kittens or two (2) litters, whichever is greater weaned and transferred in any twelve (12) month period.
  • The licensed premises must be maintained in clean and sanitary condition in accordance with the laws of the City of Englewood, Arapahoe County, or the Tri-County Health Department or the State of Colorado.
  • Adequate ventilation for the facilities must be maintained at all times.
  • Adequate nutrition and humane care and treatment must be provided to all animals on the licensed premises.
  • The licensed premises and records must be open for inspection by authorized City of Englewood personnel at any reasonable time.

Direct Sellers and Itinerant Vendors

Any person who engages in the selling or offering for sale of any retail product or service directly to a residential customer regardless of when the product or service is available for sale or use.

  • A $60.00 sales tax deposit shall be required for all licensees who do not hold a current City sales tax license.

Food Vendors

Any person who engages in the business of selling, offering for sale, peddling or distributing food or ice cream products from vehicles or stands on any street, sidewalk, alley, or other public place including parks, is required to obtain a license prior to conducting sales.

  • Insurance Required: License holders are required to maintain the following levels of insurance:
    • All motor vehicles used in the operation of the licensed business shall be insured under the laws of the State of Colorado.
    • Comprehensive general liability insurance with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property damage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
    • Failure to maintain such insurance or to show such evidence on request shall be cause for immediate revocation of the license.
  • Ice Cream Sales: Ice cream vendors using vehicles on city streets must obtain a Food Vendor License and shall comply with the following additional requirements:
    • Hours of operation are permitted between nine o'clock (9:00) a.m. and sunset.
    • Any audible advertising such as music, chimes, verbal announcements or other sound must be turned off while the vehicle is at rest.
  • Health Codes: License holders are required to operate in accordance with applicable municipal and State Health Regulations as administered by the Tri-County Health Department.
  • Location: License holders may vend only in those areas specifically set forth in the license.

Guard or Attack Dog

Any person who owns, harbors, or maintains a guard or attack dog on any premises within this municipality is required to obtain a license from the Licensing Officer. A guard or attack dog is any dog trained to become aggressive or charge at a person on command, or acquired for the purpose of patrolling and protecting property, regardless of breed..

  • This application will be submitted before the dog is brought onto such premises.
  • Upon receipt by the Licensing Officer of the "guard or attack dog" application, there shall be an inspection of the premises where the guard or attack dog is located to determine that the premises are properly constructed and maintained to contain the dog(s) in compliance with the provisions of Title 7 and other appropriate acceptable guard or attack dog containment requirements; and that the premises are properly posted as required in Title 7 of this Code.
  • If the premises where the guard or attack dog is located does not pass the Licensing Officer's inspection, the applicant will be forthwith notified by the Licensing Officer of this fact and of the deficiencies. A reasonable time for corrective action may be given, after which a total re-inspection will be performed and recorded on the application. Failure of the premises to pass the re-inspection will result in the denial of the guard or attack dog license.
  • By obtaining this license, the licensee gives implied consent to periodic inspections for compliance with the guard or attack dog requirements in Title 7 of this Code.

Hotel and Motel Services

Applies to an establishment making rooms available to the public where the period of lodging for which such rental fee, price or other consideration is paid or received shall be less than thirty (30) days. This includes rental of rooms by private owners through online services.

  • Hotel or Motel licenses may not be transferred to another person or location other than that listed in the license application.
  • Pest Control. Pest Control Certification must be submitted with the license application and annually thereafter.
  • The Fire Marshal and Chief Building Code Official shall inspect the hotel/motel prior to issuance or renewal of a license. A license or renewal shall not be issued until the hotel/motel is in compliance with all provisions of the Englewood Municipal Code and associated fire and building codes adopted by the City.

Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers

Applies to persons who regularly engage in the business of making contracts for purchase or purchase transactions.  The license requirement does not include people engaging in the buying and reselling of secondhand (used) goods; however, a secondhand dealer is required to follow any and all requirements in this Chapter.

  • Bond Required: As part of the licensing process, the applicant shall furnish a good and sufficient bond in a sum to be determined by the City and set by resolution.
  • Insurance Required: As part of the licensing process, the applicant shall provide fire and property damage insurance for all property the pawnbroker holds by contract, in the minimum amount of one-half (½) of such property's contracted value in case of damage or destruction. The applicant must provide the Licensing Officer proof of such insurance coverage before a Pawnbroker License is issued. Proof of this insurance coverage must be provided each time a request for a renewal is filed with the Licensing Officer.
  • Background Investigation: Applicants will be subject to a police background investigation as part of the application process.
  • Every pawnbroker shall provide the local law enforcement agency, on a weekly basis, with two (2) copies of the records, on a form to be provided or approved by the local law enforcement agency of all tangible personal property accepted during the preceding week and one copy of the customer's declaration of ownership form. The form shall contain the same information required to be recorded in the pawnbroker's register pursuant to this Section. The local law enforcement agency shall designate the day of the week on which the records and declarations shall be submitted. In addition, if a pawnbroker has over fifty (50) transactions a week, an electronic record of the transaction including a photo of the customer shall be submitted daily.
  • Every pawnbroker shall clear, through the City, prior to release, all firearms, other than those which are newly manufactured and which have not been previously sold at retail.
  • Every pawnbroker shall pay a fee for every transaction form submitted to the City. This fee is imposed to offset the cost of administering this license. This fee shall be determined by the City and set by resolution. This fee shall be reported on forms prescribed by the License Officer and remitted to the City on or before the twentieth (20th) day of the month for the preceding month or months under report. The filing frequency (Monthly, Quarterly or Annually) will follow the Sales and Use Tax License filing frequency as established. Beginning January 1, 2016 transaction fee forms and associated fees required under this Chapter received in paper format and requiring in-office processing shall be assessed an administrative fee to be set by resolution.

Purchaser of Valuable Articles

Any person who holds himself out to the public as a purchaser or seller of valuable goods, other than a private collector, is required to obtain a license. This applies to any person who purchases any tangible personal property including precious or semiprecious metals, precious or semiprecious stones, collector coins, and gift certificates/cards more than five times in a thirty (30) day period.

  • Applicants will be subject to a police background investigation as part of the application.
  • Every purchaser of valuable articles license holder shall provide the local law enforcement agency, on a weekly basis, with two (2) copies of the records, on a form to be provided or approved by the Local Law Enforcement Agency of all valuable articles purchased during the preceding week and one copy of the customer's declaration of ownership form.
  • Every purchaser of valuable articles license holder shall pay to the City a fee for every transaction form. This fee is imposed to offset the cost of administering this license. This fee shall be determined by the City and set by resolution.

Reflexology Therapist

Any person who offers or performs reflexology, the practice of stimulating points for the purposes of relaxation by application of pressure to the hands or feet of a client who is fully clothed except for shoes and socks, is required to obtain a license.

  • Proof of professional liability insurance to engage in the practice of reflexology with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property damage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
  • Applicant must provide complete disclosure of his or her education and experience as a reflexologist.
  • The applicant shall be required to submit to a police background investigation as part of the application process.

Special Event

It is unlawful to hold a special event without first obtaining a license. A special event is any activity or occurrence open to the public for which an admission fee may or may not be charged, which is not held on a regular basis.

  • The license holder shall have Comprehensive General Liability Insurance with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property damage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
  • The license holder shall provide a clean-up deposit in an amount acceptable to the City. The clean-up deposit will be returned in full or in part after inspection of premises. The license holder shall clean the site within twenty-four (24) hours after the special event is completed.
  • A $60.00 sales tax deposit shall be required for all licensees who do not hold a current City sales tax license.
  • All individual vendors participating in the special event must obtain the appropriate City license.
  • Written approval for use of site.

Tattoo Establishment

Any person offering or performing tattooing in the City of Englewood is required to obtain a license. This includes any act of inserting pigment under the skin or producing scars that leave any indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body, including dermagraphics.

  • License holders may perform tattooing only at the location specified by the license.
  • License holder shall at all times have comprehensive general liability insurance with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property damage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
  • Tattoo establishment licenses are not transferable to another person or location.
  • All persons performing tattooing must be supervised by the license holder.

Telecommunications Tower/Facility

Prior to any person locating a telecommunications tower or facility within the City of Englewood, a license is required to be obtained. A telecommunications tower is any structure designed and constructed for the purpose of supporting one or more antennae, including radio and television transmission towers, microwave, common carrier, cellular and personal communication service towers, man-made trees and other similar structures. This does not apply to amateur radio antennae or receive-only antennae. 

  • Telecommunications tower and facility license holders shall inform the Licensing Officer of any additions to any tower or facility and pay any applicable fees within thirty (30) days of such additions. License shall not be transferred to any person or entity without the written permission of the City.

Trash Haulers- Email LAElliott@englewoodco.gov for an updated list of licensed trash haulers

Any person, partnership or corporation that transports trash for disposal and fess or other compensation with in the City of Englewood is required to obtain a license.

  • All vehicles hauling, transporting, or picking up trash shall comply with regulations relating to size, weight, and load as described in the Model Traffic Code for Colorado Municipalities as adopted by the City of Englewood.
  • Participation in coordinated clean up programs is required. The license holder may participate by providing free pick up, reduced fees, or other incentives to citizens of Englewood as part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life in the City of Englewood.
  • License holders must provide recycling services to citizens of Englewood as may be required by this Code.
  • A license holder shall limit residential trash hauling and collection to Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • The license holder must dispose of trash in a state or federally approved site or facility and the disposal shall not be in violation of any federal, state, county or City rule or regulation.
  • Insurance Required. License holders are required to maintain the following levels of insurance:
    • 1.All motor vehicles used in the operation of the licensed business shall be insured under the laws of the State of Colorado.
    • 2.The license holder shall at all times have Comprehensive General Liability Insurance with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury and property damage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and in the aggregate.
  • Trash hauling licenses are not transferable.

You may apply for any of the above licenses at our Finance and Administrative Services Department. For more information, contact our Licensing Technician at 303-762-2422.

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