Business Licensing

NOTICE -  12/14/2021

The City is currently working on updating our Business Licensing but was unable to get it completed in time for the 2022 renewal. We apologize for the delay. If you plan to continue to do business in Cañon City, please submit the new/renewal business license application to the City Clerk.

With this in mind, payment is due on or before February 15, 2022.  Due to the fact that we are delayed getting the updated renewal application to you, there will be no penalty fee for renewals received by March 30, 2022. Renewals received after March 31, 2022, and before May 1, 2022, will be charged an administrative penalty fee of $25.00. Renewals made after May 1, 2022, shall incur a $100.00 administrative penalty fee.

This does not apply to general business, as there is no new general business licensing requirement yet. Licensing requirements remain the same as they were in 2021. If you were required to get a license last year, and that license needs to be renewed, then follow the link above to download an application.

Please make sure to complete the form in its entirety and include all required documents and fees.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 719.269.9011.

New Licenses

Fill out a business license application (PDF). This application is only applicable for these types of businesses:

  • Alarm Company
  • Auctioneer
  • Junk Dealer
  • Merchant Patrol/Security Guard Service
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • One-Day Auctioneer
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Peddler’s License
  • Peddler’s Permit
  • Secondhand Dealer/Flea Market
  • Security Guard
  • Trash, Garbage, Refuse, & Rubbish Collection
  • Tree Trimmer
  • Auction Room


View the guidelines for filing Cañon City Sales and Use Tax.

Municipal Code

View municipal code pertaining to business licenses and regulations.