Licensing Requirements

Castle Pines businesses play a vital role in our community. By providing goods and services locally to our residents and visitors, businesses help to ensure our City's prosperity today and in the future. 

 

All businesses operating within the City boundaries are required to obtain either a Business License, Sales and Use Tax License, or a Contractor License from the City.

 

The City Council wishes to require persons conducting or operating a business within the City to obtain a business license in order to assist the City in determining who is operating businesses within the City and to obtain data and resources to promote and enhance economic development and planning. The City Council also wishes to regulate contractors operating in the City by requiring them to obtain contractor licenses in order to help ensure that such contractors are qualified to conduct their operations and hold sufficient insurance to protect residents and taxpayers of the City. The City Council finds that licensing businesses and contractors promotes the public health, safety, and welfare of residents, taxpayers, and visitors of the City.

Forms and Fees

You can find Frequently Asked Questions here.

New Businesses

New businesses must obtain a Business License, or a Sales and Use Tax License if applicable, within 30 days after the commencement of business to avoid any late fees.

Business Licenses

Business licenses are required for any person to engage in business within the City, to do so without first obtaining and keeping in effect a Business License is not allowed. New businesses must obtain a business license within 30 days after the commencement of business to avoid any late fees.

 

Engaged in a business means any of the following activities by a person:

  • Directly, indirectly or by a subsidiary maintains a building, store, office, salesroom, warehouse or other place of business within the City; or
  • Maintains one or more employees, agents or commissioned salespersons on duty at a location within the City; or
  • Owns, leases, rents or otherwise exercises control over non-residential real or personal property within the City.

All Business Licenses are issued for a term of up to two (2) years, all licenses expiring on December 31st of the succeeding year following the first calendar year covered by the Business License. Existing Business Licenses must be renewed by January 1 of the calendar year following the expiration date of the existing license.

 

Licensee shall report in writing any change in information contained in his or her last application within thirty (30) days of such change, and a supplemental license shall be issued at the discretion of the License Officer and additional fees collected or refunded where appropriate.

 

No Business License is required for:

  1. Any person who holds a current, valid Contractor License or Sales & Use Tax License issued by the City
  2. Any person who operates a home occupation as defined in the City Zoning Ordinance, except for a home occupation required to be locally licensed by the State of Colorado or federal government.

Licenses that are expired are not subject to renewal and must be processed and approved as a new license.

 

Fee: $50 (2-Year License)

Sales and Use Tax Licenses

Businesses selling items or services applicable to sales tax in the City of Castle Pines must also obtain a Castle Pines Sales Tax license. No Business License is required of any person who holds a valid Sales Tax License. All Sales Tax Licenses expire December 31st of each year.

 

New Application Fee: $5

Fee: $10 per year

Contractor Licenses

A Contractor License must be obtained before the commencement of business in the City. No permits shall be issued for work to be done by an unregistered contractor. Upon application approval, a Contractor License shall be issued for a term of up to two (2) years, all licenses expiring on December 31st of the succeeding year following the first calendar year covered by the Contractor License. Existing Contractor Licenses must be renewed by January 1 of the calendar year following the expiration date of the existing license. A Business License is not required if the business has a City Contractor License.

 

Fees: please see the Business & Contractor License Fee Schedule

Staff Contact for Business Licenses and Sales and Use Tax Licenses

Mike Farina
Finance and Human Resources Director
mike.farina@castlepinesco.gov

303-705-0210

Staff Contact for Contractors Licenses

Building Permit Technician

cpadmin@castlepinesgov.com

303.705.0227