Business Licensing

A City of Brighton (City) Business License is required for individuals and businesses engaged in business in the City. This license is issued by the City's Finance - Tax & Licensing Division and also serves as the sales tax license. 

As of July 1, 2022 there is no fee to apply for this license. Licenses for mobile vendors are valid until the end of the year in which they were issued. Licenses for most other businesses are good until the end of every odd numbered year.

Depending on the type of business additional licenses, permits and/or approvals may be required. Businesses that require additional approvals include, but are not limited to, contractors, merchant guards, and group homes. Additional approval may be needed through the City’s Community Development Department for Family Childcare Homes. Please see the Family Childcare Home Flyer here  for more information.

If you have questions about what is and is not allowed as a home business in the City of Brighton please contact the planning division at 303-655-2059. 

For liquor licensing please contact the City Clerk’s Office.

For contractor licenses please contact the building and permitting department. 

New Business License Application 

License App – Commercial Location - for businesses that maintain a physical commercial location in Brighton

License App - Mobile and outdoor vendors - for businesses making, selling or distributing products or services outdoors or out of a vehicle. This includes food trucks and street vendors. 

License App – Brighton Home Business - for businesses based in a residential home in Brighton. A license is not required for those working from home or for those renting any part of the home either short or long term. 

License App - Service Business - for businesses coming into Brighton to perform services, solicit services, sell and/or distribute products. 

License Application - Remote Seller - for businesses that sell products that are either downloaded online and/or shipped via common carrier and have no physical presence in Brighton. 

Mobile or outdoor vendor Parks Application - for mobile or outdoor vendors already licensed wishing to operate in a City of Brighton Park.

Mobile or outdoor vendors 

Effective October 2021 the City of Brighton has revised the rules and regulations regarding mobile or outdoor vendors. Please see attached information sheet here  to learn about the new rules and regulations. 

Account Closure or Update 

If the business ownership is changing and/or the Federal Tax ID number will change, you MUST close your license and obtain a new one. 

To close or update your account the City needs a written request. The quickest way to close or update your account is to send an e-mail to SalesTax@Brightonco.gov

In your written correspondence, please include: 

  • City of Brighton Account / License Number 
  • Your name and title
  • The reason for the change or closure 
  • The effective date of the Change or Closure


Contact Us

Brighton Sales Tax &
Business Licensing

500 S. 4th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303-655-2041 Email: SalesTax@Brightonco.gov
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Make an in-person appointment.

Contractor Licenses & Permits

500 S 4th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303-655-2017
E-mail: 1stop@brightonco.gov