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Starting or expanding a business is very exciting and there are many important details to take care of. Hopefully, this page will help you on your quest for success!

Important Steps to Take Before Starting a Business in Longmont. It is recommended that these steps be carried out in chronological order. (extracted from the City's Business Resource Guide):

Applicable for All Businesses (startups, expanding, relocating):

1. Check zoning to confirm that proposed use is allowed in zoning district, (303) 651‐8330

2. Contact the Development Services Center to determine development/building code requirements, (303) 651‐8330

3. Register with the State of Colorado and the Internal Revenue Service
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/businessHome.html

4. Obtain a City of Longmont Sales and Use Tax License

5. Obtain a Colorado Sales Tax License (if applicable) from the Colorado Department of Revenue
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue/REVX/1176842266427

6. Complete a Lawful Presence Affidavit (sole proprietors)
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/finance/sales_tax/documents/lawful_presence.pdf [PDF]

7. Determine industry regulations/professional licensing (if applicable) – Department Of Regulatory
Agencies (DORA)
http://www.dora.state.co.us/

8. Obtain Health Department permits (for food preparation, food sales, child care, etc.)

Boulder County: http://www.bouldercounty.org/government/dept/pages/health.aspx
Weld County: http://www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/HealthEnvironment/index.html
State of Colorado: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/

9. Obtain other City of Longmont licenses, as applicable

Business Extension Permit (for patio seating in public right of way)
Carnivals
Contractors
Ice Cream Truck
Junk Dealer
Liquor License
Mobile Vending Truck or Cart 
Pawnbroker
Public Furnishing/Kiosk
Second Hand Dealer
Sexually Oriented Business
Tree Contractor

10. Obtain sign permit from Development Services Center

11. Learn about opportunities for assistance starting and improving your business with incentives, grants, loans and information!

 

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