Business Licensing

City Hall Re-opening to the Public Monday June 8 2020 

In-person meetings with the Sales Tax Division regarding Sales Tax or Business Licensing will now be by appointment. Use this link to schedule an appointment. We are available to help in English or Spanish. 

Para hablar con la división de impuestos sobre ventas en persona acerca de la licencia de negocios o los impuestos ahora se requiere una cita. Use este enlace para programar una cita. Estamos disponibles para ayudarle en inglés o español.


Business Licensing Process effective January 2020 

Beginning January 2020 general business licenses will be issued by the Finance Department – Sales Tax Division. This business license also covers sales tax, therefore, separate business and sales tax licenses are no longer necessary. 

Prior to January 2020 businesses with a physical location in Brighton applied for a business license through the Community Development Department and, depending on the type of business, might have been required to apply for a separate sales tax license issued by the Finance – Sales Tax Division. 

For businesses that had a sales tax license under the prior licensing process, that license is now their business license. If the license issued by the Finance – Sales Tax Division is valid, then no further action is required. For those that had a business license, but no sales tax license, please contact the Finance - Sales tax division so that a new business license can be issued. 

Contact the Finance – Sales Tax Division with any questions regarding sales tax and general business licensing. 

General Business License Applications 

Out-of-City License Application: Use this application if you do not have a physical location in the City of Brighton. 

Home Business Application: Use this application if you live within the Brighton City Limits and you do not have a Commercial business location. 

Commercial License Application: Use this application if you have a commercial business location within the Brighton city Limits. Please be sure to submit all required documentation. 

Account/License Closure or Update 

If there has been a change in ownership and you are the new owner you must complete a new license application to establish a new account. The old owner should request that their account be closed. 

If a change in business will result in a new FEIN number you must apply for a new license and close the old one. 

If you are changing the business name and/or address and the FEIN will remain the same, the City must have a written request to update your information. Please e-mail to request an update to your account. 

If you need to close your account please send an e-mail to and indicate your name, title, account number, reason for closure, and the date as of which the account needs to be closed.

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