Licensing & Permits

For questions regarding licensing and permits, please contact the City Clerk.

City Clerk - Cortlyne Huppe

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    Businesses

    Dear Florence Merchant,

    The City of Florence no longer requires local businesses to obtain a City issued business license each year. The SB 22-0322, passed during the 2022 legislative session, imposes restriction on municipalities in relation to business licenses.

    “On and after July 1, 2022, a local taxing jurisdiction is prohibited from charging a fee for a local general business license to a retailer that has a state standard retail license, makes retail sales within the local taxing jurisdiction, and either does not have physical presence within the local taxing jurisdiction or has only incidental physical presence within the local taxing jurisdiction.”

    Moving forward, please do not submit paperwork, or the annual fee to the City of Florence for the annual business licenses.

      Contractors

      To obtain a contractor license through the City of Florence, only payment and proof of liability insurance (minimums below) are required. On the Certificate of Liability, the City of Florence must be listed as the Certificate Holder. 
      Limited: $50 licensing cost per calendar year. Minimum coverage: $500,000 each occurrence, $1,000,000 aggregate
      General: $100 licensing cost per calendar year. Minimum coverage: $1,000,000 each occurrence, $2,000,000 aggregate. 

      Licenses are valid through December 31 of the year of issuance.

      Copies of insurance may be mailed to City Hall with a check for the aforementioned amount, pay online then complete the online 2023 Contractor License Form
      To pay online, click here.

      Insurance will NOT be kept on file without license payment, so be sure to provide both on the same day to prevent delay in receiving your license.

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      Tree Trimming

      Tree Trimmer’s License Required:

      Ordinance 12.28.050 – Tree Trimmers License - Required.

      No person shall engage in or solicit the business of trimming, pruning or removal of trees within the City of Florence without first obtaining a license therefor from the City Manager of the City of Florence. 

      To obtain a license click on the links below for payment and application.  If you have any questions please call (719) 784-4848 option 6.

       

      The payment link:  https://www.colorado.gov/payment/florencecolorado

      This is the link for the application for a license:  https://bit.ly/2022TTLicAPP

       

      Ordinance 12.28.020 – Permit Required.

      It is unlawful for any person to trim, prune or remove any tree located in any public place, including any parking adjacent to the premises of any owner or private property, without first securing a permit to do so from the City Manager.

      Permit Application 

       

      Peddlers

      For information regarding Peddlers Licenses, please use the following links: 

       

       

      Permits

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      Off-Highway Vehicles

      OHV Permit Information and Application

       

        
      Signs

      The updated sign code will be added to this section once it is updated in MuniCode.

        
      Special Events

      Special Event Applications MUST be received at least 15 days prior to regularly scheduled Council Meetings

      Special Event Permit Application