Business Licensing Process effective January 2020
Beginning January 2020 general business licenses will be issued by the Finance Department – Sales Tax Division. This business license also covers sales tax, therefore, separate business and sales tax licenses are no longer necessary.
Prior to January 2020 businesses with a physical location in Brighton applied for a business license through the Community Development Department and, depending on the type of business, might have been required to apply for a separate sales tax license issued by the Finance – Sales Tax Division.
For businesses that had a sales tax license under the prior licensing process, that license is now their business license. If the license issued by the Finance – Sales Tax Division is valid, then no further action is required. For those that had a business license, but no sales tax license, please contact the Finance - Sales tax division so that a new business license can be issued.
Contact the Finance – Sales Tax Division with any questions regarding sales tax and general business licensing.
General Business License Applications
Out-of-City License Application: Use this application if you do not have a physical location in the City of Brighton.
Home Business Application: Use this application if you live within the Brighton City Limits and you do not have a Commercial business location.
Commercial License Application: Use this application if you have a commercial business location within the Brighton city Limits. Please be sure to submit all required documentation.
Account/License Closure or Update
If there has been a change in ownership and you are the new owner you must complete a new license application to establish a new account. The old owner should request that their account be closed.
If a change in business will result in a new FEIN number you must apply for a new license and close the old one.
If you are changing the business name and/or address and the FEIN will remain the same, the City must have a written request to update your information. Please e-mail SalesTax@Brightonco.gov to request an update to your account.
If you need to close your account please send an e-mail to SalesTax@Brightonco.gov and indicate your name, title, account number, reason for closure, and the date as of which the account needs to be closed.