How do I obtain a hotel license?

In order to be properly licensed in Wheat Ridge, hotels businesses must obtain the following two licenses annually:

  • City Business License ($20)
  • Hotel License ($300)

In addition, if a licensed hotel chooses to provide extended stay operations (stays of 30 days or more), it will need to be approved for:

  • Hotel License Addendum for Extended Stay Operations 

Existing hotel businesses must submit an application and fee for a hotel license renewal by January 1st.  Find licensing forms on the Hotel / Motel Licensing page. The hotel license must be renewed annually along with the City business license.

Existing hotels who allow duration of guest stays of more than 30 days shall have until September 30, 2022 to either limit stays to 30 days or less or obtain an approved extended stay addendum.  

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1. What is the purpose of these regulations?
2. How do I obtain a hotel license?
3. What are the requirements of a hotel license?
4. How is the Call for Service rate determined?
5. How were the new CFS compliance numbers determined?
6. What is the Hotel License Addendum for Extended Stay Operations?
7. What would a sufficient guest book or guest log record look like?
8. What are examples of acceptable forms of identification that a hotel or motel could use when checking in a guest?