Business Licenses

The Town of Winter Park Town Code requires the licensing of any business, occupation, profession, or activity engaged in for-profit within the Town limits, regardless of actual physical business location. Businesses with multiple locations or branches within the Town limits are required to obtain a business license for each location they operate.

Rentals


Renting your condo? If your unit is located within the Town limits and you plan to rent it nightly or for periods of less than 31 days, you must hold a business license and remit sales tax. Those units that are professionally managed by a third party may operate under the property management business license.

Exemptions


The only persons or organizations exempt from business license requirements are:
  • Churches
  • Charitable corporations
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Governments
  • Persons exempt under federal or state law
  • Special events as licensed by the Town
  • Wholesale businesses not required to obtain a Colorado sales tax license
If you or your organization is exempt from business license requirements but plan to conduct business within Town limits, please contact the Town Clerk to verify your exemption.

Starting a Business?


The Town of Winter Park's Business License is valid for one year from the date of issue. The annual licensing fee is $60. You will need to contact the Building Department for code requirements.  Plus, you will need a Sign Permit (PDF).

Step 1a: Apply for a NEW Business License


Complete the Business License Application (PDF) and return with a check for $60 made payable to the Town of Winter Park.  For your convenience, you may also file and make your payment via our Online NEW Business License Application.

Step 1b: Apply for a Business License RENEWAL


Complete the Business License Application (PDF) and return with a check for $60 made payable to the Town of Winter Park.  For your convenience, you may also renew your business license and make your payment via Xpress Bill Pay
 
 Click here for instructions for new or existing Xpress Bill Pay account holders. 
 

Step 2: Your Application Is Processed


Once the Town is in receipt of your application, it will be processed in 7 - 10 working days and an account will be created. A Business License will be mailed to you. If you are involved in taxable services or sales, a Sales Tax Account will be created and the return forms will also be sent to you.

If you have questions concerning filing your business with the State of Colorado, please visit the State of Colorado's website.

All businesses are also required to register with the State of Colorado. Click here for more information.


Get Involved


The Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce serves a number of needs in our community, among them is offering programs and projects that enhance the vitality of businesses here in Winter Park. Their Statement of Purpose says it all: "To support, promote, and increase year-round business opportunities in Winter Park and the Fraser Valley.

For more information on how the Chamber might help your business, contact them or visit the Chamber websitehttp://www.wpgov.com/DocumentCenter/View/515