Sales & Use Tax License

Tax DocumentsAll businesses operating in the City of Golden must obtain a Sales & Use Tax License, unless the business only has economic nexus. This includes professional services, charitable operations, home businesses, temporary vendors and door-to-door solicitors. If a retail business only has economic nexus, the City of Golden requires the abbreviated Remote Seller information Form. There is no application fee associated with the Remote Seller Form.

Sales & Use Tax License Guidelines

  • Even businesses that do not “sell” anything must obtain a City license.
  • A separate license is needed for each location in Golden.
  • Licenses are nontransferable.
  • The license fee is $20 and covers a two year period ending on December 31 of each even numbered calendar year.
  • Charitable organizations must license but are exempt from the license fee.
  • Temporary vendors and special events must pay a $50 deposit for their license. The $50 is refunded when they turn in their sales and use tax return for the event.
  • The licensing process insures that the City has current notification information and that the area is properly zoned for that business activity.
  • Door-to-door solicitors are encouraged to have a copy of their license with them.
  • Any person who purchases or establishes a business inside the city shall file an initial use tax return.

Remote Seller Guidelines

If a retail business only has economic nexus, the City of Golden requires the abbreviated Remote Seller information Form. There is no application fee associated with the Remote Seller Form.

License Applications

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa