Business Licenses

Please see the rest of this page 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 Street
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 Small Business Administration (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

Burlington Colorado
  1. City Hall

    Physical Address
    415 15th Street
    Burlington, CO 80807

    Fax: 719-346-8397

    Monday through Friday
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m.