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New! City Massage Business License Requirement  

Colorado Springs City Council passed Ordinance 22-30, making it illegal as of September 1, 2022 for any person to operate a massage business without possessing a valid massage business license for each premise where the massage business operates. See the Massage Business page for more information.


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City + State Licensing

(Dual Jurisdiction / Statutory Regulated Licenses)



General Business Licensing

Other than Liquor and Beer Licensing and Marijuana Licensing, only those business types listed below require a business license issued by the City Clerk's Office. Businesses not listed may require other state or local government approval, permits or licenses. The Business License Overview document provides a summary of the required documentation for the separate types of general business licenses.

Select a license type from the menu for additional information.

Fees and Payment

  • The City Clerk's Office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Most Business License fees are $110 annually. Refer to City Code below or specific license page for details.
  • For most Business Licenses, the fee for late renewal is 50% of the license fee in addition to the license fee
  • Required background check for Private Security Officers and several other licenses is an additional $7

City Code

City Code for Business Licensing: Chapter 2, Article 1


For detailed information regarding a specific license type, select your desired license type from the buttons below. Each page contains application forms, fees, City Code, and additional information for each license type.


Online Application Portal

The City Clerk’s office is pleased to offer you access to our licensing services online.  By creating an account, you will be able to view, apply and submit Massage Business application types. You will also be able to check the status of pending request, access payment information, and much more.


Licensing Contact Information

For all questions regarding Business Licensing, contact the City Clerk's Office

Office Hours

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


719-385-5901, option 1
Fax: 719-385-5114


30 South Nevada Avenue
Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Mailing Address

PO Box 1575, Mail Code 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80901