All Brick and Mortar, Home-Based Businesses, and Service-Based Businesses (e.g. a contractor that works/performs services in Fort Collins regardless if they live or have a business located in Fort Collins) are required to have a Sales & Use Tax License with the City. The City of Fort Collins uses a Sales & Use Tax License as a business license.
City: To register for licenses, city taxes, file returns and manage tax accounts, visit fcgov.com/salestax
State: For state taxes and a Sales Tax ID number, visit mybiz.colorado.gov to register your business and file with the state
Federal: All forms of structure, except sole proprietors with no employees, must obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), which is also your federal tax ID number. Visit the Internal Revenue Service.
Determine if you need additional permits or licenses with our Business Licenses & Permits FAQs:
- Liquor Licensing
- Marijuana Licensing
- Liquor Occupation (this is in addition to a liquor license)
- Outdoor Vendor (food trucks)
- Short Term Rentals
- Special Events Permit
- Looking for other special licensing & permits?
- Signs & banners
- Contractor Licensing
- Home Occupation Permit
- Health Requirements
- Food & beverage safety training and certificate program
- Child Care Licenses