Business Licenses and Town Fees

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Business Licenses

The Town of Minturn has business licensing requirements for all business conducted within its corporate limits. The requirement extends to those businesses not physically located within the Town limits, but which send employees into the Town to sell, repair, or deliver merchandise and/or provide services to residents. It also extends to businesses operating on a year-round basis, a seasonal basis, or from a home. In an effort to maintain the residential character of Minturn's neighborhoods, businesses operating from homes within the Town (known as home occupations) require completion of the Supplemental Business License Regulations for Home Occupations and a review process by the various town departments.

Businesses must file both forms to receive a license.

Some business categories need to provide additional information, such as proof of liability insurance.

Town of Minturn business licensees expire on March 31 of each year and must be renewed by March 31 to avoid a late fee. License fees are not transferable to new ownership.


Includes all types of locations, occupations, professions, enterprises, establishments and all other kinds of activities and matters, together with all devices, machines, vehicles and other appurtenances used therein, any of which are conducted for profit or pecuniary benefit, either directly or indirectly, on any premises at a permanent location in the Town or anywhere else within its jurisdiction.


A general business license shall be required at any establishment operating as a single enterprise. Separate general business licenses shall be required for each location of an enterprise operating at more than one location within the Town limits. A general business license is required for anyone conducting business within the Town limits regardless of the physical location of the business enterprise. General business licenses shall expire on March 31 of each year.

Business licenses are nontransferable with a change of ownership or change of location.


Every license granted shall be posted in a conspicuous place at the business location for the full term of the license. Licenses shall be removed upon expiration. It shall be the duty of each person, or a designated representative or agent, to whom a license has been issued to show the same at any proper time when requested to do so by and Town official.

Liquor Licenses

Liquor licensing requires two-fold approval, which is initiated at the local level and is submitted for state review and approval once local approval is granted. Two tests must be met to qualify as the holder of a liquor license.

First is the good moral character of the applicant, which is proven through fingerprinting and background investigations, conducted at the local, state, and federal levels. The second is the needs and desires of the designated neighborhood, which is proven by the circulation of petitions.

Local and state application forms are available in the clerk's office, and it takes approximately 90 days from the date of completing application to gain local and state review and approval. Fees vary depending on the class of license sought. Liquor licenses are issued for a twelve-month period beginning of the day of issuance of the state license.

Short-Term Rentals

Ordinance 4 – Series 2017 outlines new requirements for short term rental properties in Minturn.

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