Business Licenses & Renewals

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Town of Nederland business licenses are required for all businesses located and/or conducting business within the Town of Nederland, whether they collect sales tax or not. This includes home-based businesses and non-profits as well as more traditional commercial, store-front businesses. Information on applicable fees is available on our Fee Schedule.

For a good, simple overview of why businesses need a business license, please click here.

*All Business Licenses within the Town of Nederland in a brick-and-mortar location will require a building permit for a Change of Occupancy (if the same type of use) or a Change of Use (if converting to a different use). The applicant/tenant should ensure due diligence to be assured that the space to be converted is able to accommodate necessary changes.

Nederland Sales Tax Breakdown - Updated 2019

Town of Nederland - 4.00% (includes 0.25% for Nederland road repairs)
Boulder County - .985%
State of Colorado - 2.90%
RTD and other districts - 1.10%
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Total - 8.985%

General Business Licenses

If you are launching a new business in Nederland, you can find information on our business licensing process here. A great way to get started is by reading through our New Business Resource Guide, as well as Ordinance 689 - which regards amendments to business licenses. Afterwards, you can fill out the New Business License Application and deliver it to Town Hall to start the licensing process.

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Use the Renewal Form ONLY IF THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES TO THE BUSINESS WITHIN THE PAST YEAR. Business Licenses are due to be renewed annually.

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Business Change of Use

All new businesses that have a storefront will require a building permit for a Change of Occupancy Life Safety Inspection, which can be incorporated in a Change of Use or building alteration permit if required. Other permits may be applicable, see below for related review and permits:

Nederland Building Permit Application - Minor Changes

Building Permit for New Construction- Major Changes

Backflow Prevention Survey

Display Permits

The Town of Nederland's Municipal Code requires all signs posted within Town limits to be approved and permitted, with a few exceptions. For full information regarding signs in the Town of Nederland, see Municipal Code Chapter 18, Article V.

Sign Permit Application Packet

Sidewalk Display Permit Application

A Peddler/Solicitor Permit is required for any business that goes door to door, sells on the street, or does not have a permanent site. Outside of the permit, the business also needs to obtain permission from the property owner before setting up shop.

Peddler/Solicitor Permit Application

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For additional information on business licenses or the application process, please contact the Town Clerk at (303) 258-3266 ex.1030, send us an email, or stop by Town Hall.

Marijuana Business Licenses

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Marijuana-related businesses - whether they are medical, retail, and/or cultivation - must fill out the appropriate marijuana business licenses with the town in addition to their state licensing. No marijuana may be sold - at any time, for any purpose, at any location in Town - without valid State and local licenses.

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Marijuana-Related Ordinances

Ordinance 690 - Medical Marijuana Business Licenses

Ordinance 720 - Regulation of Marijuana

Ordinance 721 - Concerning the Regulation of Marijuana, to Clarify the Respective Roles of the Town Clerk and the Town Board of Trustees