Getting a Business License

After you've completed the steps in our guide to starting a business, you're ready to get your licenses.

Choose a location and review zoning

  • If you don't have a location for your business in mind, then it’s time to start looking.
  • Use our maps to examine the various zoning districts here in Greeley:
  • Once you have your location picked out, check with the Planning Department to make sure the area is zoned to allow business/commercial activity.
    • Planning: 970-350-9780
    • Do this before you sign a lease, if possible.

Apply for a Greeley Business License

All companies and individuals conducting business in Greeley must have a business license. Some businesses require additional licensing. Please complete the packet for your business type.

Business License Application Packet

  • Any company or individual conducting business in the City of Greeley must obtain a business license.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, retail stores, restaurants, service-based companies, nonprofits, wholesalers, law firms, accounting firms, and manufacturers.

Firework Vendor License      

Tree Trimming Application Packet

  • License Fee - $60.00
  • Liability Insurance - $1,000,000 per person / $2,000,000 per incident
  • Additional certification and permits are required from the Forestry Department, 970-339-2045

Public Right of Way Contractors Application Packet

  • License Fee - $110.00
  • Right of Way Permit Bond – Bond amount is determined by number of permits issued the previous year
    • 0 – 5 permits = $10,000 Bond
    • 6 – 10 permits = $20,000 Bond
    • 11+ permits = $50,000 Bond
  • Public Right of Way Permits are issued through the Public Works Department, 970-350-9881

Outdoor Vendor Application Packet

Pawn Broker and Security Service

Licenses are managed by the Police Records Department, 970-350-9630
Contact Us

Finance | Sales Tax

1000 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

970-350-9733 tel
970-350-9736 fax

Our Partners


Northern Colorado Economic Alliance

Upstate Colorado
Colorado SDBC
City of Greeley Chamber of Commerce
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