Food Businesses and Events

Operating a food business or event requires a plan. Learn more about licensing, permitting, food handling and safety, and other important guidance.

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Permitting Help

All food licenses (new and renewals) are processed online in Denver's Permitting & Licensing Center.

Food trucks using propane: Learn more about the propane permit online application from Denver Fire.

Ice cream vendors: The ice cream vendor's license is required in addition to mobile retail or pushcart licenses.

Liquor licensing: Colorado liquor and beer retail licenses are issued by the city and the state licensing authorities.

Status: Business and individual license applicants can check the status of their license application online at any time.

As a result of construction, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses has temporarily moved in-person assistance counters to the Department of Community Planning and Development. 

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