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Business Licenses

Please see below for information related to obtaining sales tax, food service, liquor, and/or special event business licenses. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 719-346-8652.

Obtaining a Sales Tax License within the State of Colorado
For information on how to obtain a sales tax license in Colorado, view the State of Colorado's revenue website. You will also need to register your business' trade name.

Home Offices and Home Occupation
If you are planning on conducting a business out of your residence there are several requirements that must first be met. Please contact the City Clerk’s office at 719-346-8652 to find out what is permitted in the area where you live.  

Obtaining a Liquor License in Burlington

Business owners can apply for liquor licenses in person at our city clerk's office located in City Hall at:
415 15th St.
Burlington, CO 80807

Once the application process is complete, the license will go before the City Council for approval.  For more detailed information on what the application process entails please contact 719-346-8652 or email the city clerk.    

Obtaining a Food Server License
A Food Server License is required for any business establishment handling food. Such licenses are issued by Kit Carson County Health and Human Services in our geographic area. Please call 719-346-7158, extension 18, for additional information and requirements. 

Additional Resources
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a resource that provides confidential business counseling, business workshops, and business planning at no cost. The SBDC is an educational non-profit organization, partially funded through the SBA and hosted by Colorado Mountain College.

Our local SBDC Business Counselor can provide additional assistance pertaining to other requirements associated to your particular business.  For more information, please visit their website.

To find information specific to our region, visit our region's specific website or contact our local counselor, Jenn Negley at 970-351-4274 or by email

Contact Us
burlington profile photoShelly Clark
City Clerk

415 15th St.
Burlington, CO 80807

Ph: 719-346-8652
Fx: 719-346-8397

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 4 p.m