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Council to hear first reading today on new business license proposal
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Colorado Springs City Council will hear today the first reading of a new proposal to modernize, streamline and standardize the processes and fees for general business licenses* in Colorado Springs.  The proposal will also pave the way for the creation of an online application and renewal system.

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

“Business owners and organizations including 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 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.