Doing Business at City Hall
In order to ensure a safe and secure environment for our customers, staff and community, visitors to City Hall are asked to check in at the reception desk and show a government issued photo ID. This will be required of visitors before proceeding to meeting rooms, the building permit counter, the business license desk and City Clerk’s office. Visitors arriving for court or to pay fees at the Court window or for those obtaining services at the Police Department’s records window can report directly to those locations. Please allow a few extra minutes when conducting business at City Hall.
All individuals or entities engaged in business in the City or collecting City sales tax must obtain a City business license, or a temporary tax license. Other licenses may also be required, depending on the type of business activity. Section 11-22, Wheat Ridge Code of Laws.
Operating without a valid business license is subject to daily fines of up to $1,000 per day as set forth in sections 1-5 and 1-6 of the City Code of Laws. Fines are imposed after due process of notification has been exhausted and a summons to court has been issued. The amount of the final levied amount is determined by the judge. A license is not valid if it is not renewed.
- Business License and Tax Application - $20 per year: required for all permanent businesses and anyone collecting sales tax, must renew each year
- Exempt Organization License Application - Free, must renew every three years
- Temporary Tax License Application - Price varies, see application packet: for solicitors, peddlers, and events. Selling in the parks is prohibited by City code section 17-35.
- Zoning Information
Additional Licenses or Permissions
|Alcohol Beverages||Public hearing process; Business license required||City Clerk||303-235-2816|
|Contractors||Those located in the City need a business license also||Building Division||303-235-2855|
|Kennel||All commercial and personal kennels for more than three dogs or four cats||Police||303-235-2926|
Please be aware that the City strictly enforces its sign code. To avoid any issues, call Zoning at 303-235-2846 for details BEFORE contracting for or placing any signage.