Because of an unprecedented surge in city business and occupational license applications, the Department of Excise and Licenses is experiencing longer than usual processing times for licensing applications. Many applications, including for residential rental property, are taking up to 60 days to process.

You can check the status of your application anytime on our website. If your license is listed as being under “quality control,” the Department has received your application and no further action is required at this time. If your application is in “additional information required” status, we have requested something else from you via email and that will hold the review of your application.

It is not necessary to contact the City by email or through 311 to get an update on the status of your license applications. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

We appreciate your patience and effort to be in compliance with city licensing laws.

Share this message with any other interested stakeholders and encourage them to sign up for the residential rental property informational bulletin, which provides news and updates as they become available.

The Department of Excise and Licenses is now on LinkedIn. This platform enhances the Department’s ability to reach more Denver businesses, consumers, and stakeholders that are impacted by license regulations. The page provides newsworthy Denver business information, including licensing trends, updates about changes to regulations, alerts about new programs to support businesses, and opportunities for the community to participate in the licensing approval process. Check out the page and give us a follow.

If you have questions or comments, email [email protected].