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City Clerk presents Business License Review and Proposal
Monday, September 22, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— City Clerk Sarah Johnson will present to City Council today a thorough review and new proposal for business licenses in Colorado Springs.  The goal is to modernize, streamline and standardize the processes and fees for general business licenses*, as well as prepare the City for the creation of an online application and renewal system.

Twenty ordinances have been reviewed and updates are being proposed in order to make the City of Colorado Springs more business-friendly.   The proposal includes eliminating seven license types that are no longer necessary, simplifying and consolidating application requirements, and reducing all general business licensing fees.

“Business owners and organizations including Thumbtack.com have recognized Colorado Springs as being a top business-friendly city.  This is another step forward in creating an even better environment for owning or starting a business in Colorado Springs,” said City Clerk Sarah Johnson.

The first reading of the new ordinances is scheduled for October 14, 2014. The second reading will be October 28, 2014.

*Liquor and Medical Marijuana licenses are not included in this review or proposal because they involve a dual state/local licensing process with defined requirements and fees by the State of Colorado.