Business Licensing & Shuttle Registration

Business License Application & Renewal Process

Business license applications are submitted through the City's online business license portal using the link below. If you are an existing license holder, please contact our office to retrieve a renewal code.

Business License Application

2018 Shuttle Registration Application

Applications may also be submitted at the City Clerk’s Office located at 201 Selak Street, Black Hawk, Colorado.


Application Submission & Payment

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Service fee applies.

Submit completed application to the City Clerk’s Office and pay the required License Fee and Occupational Tax.

Application, Business License Fee, and Occupational Tax payments may be submitted directly to the City Clerk’s Office at PO Box 68, 201 Selak Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422.

Paper applications may also be submitted to CityClerk(at)cityofblackhawk.org and fees can be paid online using the City’s GovPay service.


Who needs a Business License?

Every person must obtain a license from the City before operating, conducting, or carrying on any retail trade, profession, or business within the City limits. This may include businesses whose physical business location is outside of the City.


Business License Categories

The following business categories are identified by the Black Hawk Municipal Code. License fees are determined by the category of business/registration and can be found on the Business License Application.

Business License Categories:

1. Business License
2. Business/Lodging License
3. Business/Sales Tax License
4. Business/Shuttle Registration
5. Business/Contractor Registration:
    Commercial or
    Residential (Two category options)
    - Building Permit Required (subject to fees)
    - No Building Permit Required (license fee waived)


Business License Renewal

Business Licenses expire on January 1 of each year.  Renewal notices will go out to current business license holders no later than December 4, 2015.


Occupational Taxes

Your business owes Occupation Tax if:

  • Your business has a physical presence (store front) within City limits;
  • Your business does not have a physical presence in town, but owns tangible real or personal property within the City limits such as vending machines, leased property, or shuttle stops;
  • Your business operates a route delivery to residential areas which sell and deliver food, goods, or services at retail prices directly to residences within the City limits; and/or
  • Your business has direct selling agents going from house to house, place to place, or in or along the streets within the City selling or offering for sale at retail prices any goods, wares or merchandise, service, or anything of value in the possession of the direct selling agent.

Specific Occupational Tax categories and applicable fees can also be found on the Business License Application.

DESCRIPTION CALCULATION BASIS ANNUAL TAX

Adult Book Store/Pawnbroker

 

$5,000

Amusement/Games of Skill (owners, suppliers and or lessors)

Per machine (non-casino machines, i.e. pool tables, etc.)

$30

Asphalt/Concrete Production

 

$250

Auctioneers

 

$75

Bank/Financial Institution/Lender

 

$100

Barbershop/Spa/Beauty Salon

 

$65

Commercial Rental Unit

Base tax
Per unit

$25
$10

Country Club

 

$25

Direct Selling Agent

Per person/per quarter/per year
Per person/per calendar year

$5

$15

Dry Cleaning

 

$90

Golf Course

 

$25

Home Occupation

 

$15

Junk/Used Parts Dealers

 

$150

Kennel/Groomer/Pet Shop/Vet

 

$90

Liquor

H/R (Beer/Wine/Spirituous Liquors)
H/R (Beer and Wine)
Tavern/Gaming Tavern     (Beer/Wine/Spirituous Liquors)
Retail Stores/Drugstores (Beer/Wine/Spirituous Liquors)
3.2% Beer off premises
3.2% Beer on premises

$500

$400
$700


$350


$350
$1,000

Lodging

less than 25 rooms
26-50 rooms
51-100 rooms
>100 rooms

$30
$55
$75
$110

Massage Parlors

 

$5,000

Motion Picture Theater

 

$1,500

Parking Lots

less than 10 vehicles
11-25 vehicles
26-40 vehicles
41-60 vehicles
61-90 vehicles
>90 vehicles

$20
$40
$60
$75
$90
$115

Race Track

 

$450

Residential Route Delivery

 

$15

Restaurants

less than 10 seating capacity
11-25 seating capacity
26-50 seating capacity
51-100 seating capacity
>100 seating capacity
Drive-in Service

$75
$90
$150
$225
$300
$200

Travel Agency

 

$100

Vending Machine Operator

Per machine

$10

None of the Above – default

 

$50


Contact Information

Melissa Greiner, CMC
City Clerk/Administrative Services Director
(303) 582-2292
Email

Michele Martin, CMC
Deputy City Clerk
(303) 582-2221
Email


Mailing Address:
PO Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Physical Address:
201 Selak Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Phone: (303) 582-5221
Fax: (303) 582-0429