Doing Business in Nederland

Town of Nederland business licenses’ are required for all businesses located and/or conducting business within the Town of Nederland, whether they collect sales tax or not.  This includes home-based businesses and non-profits as well as more traditional commercial, store-front businesses.  Information on applicable fees is available on our Fee Schedule.  See “other licenses” page for liquor and marijuana.

*All Businesses Licenses within the Town of Nederland in a brick-and-mortar location will require a building permit for a Change of Occupancy (if the same type of use) or a Change of Use (if converting to a different use). The applicant/tenant should ensure due diligence to be assured that the space to be converted is able to accommodate necessary changes.

Nederland Sales Tax Breakdown – 2017

3.75%  Town of Nederland
0.985% Boulder County
2.90%  State of Colorado
1.1% RTD and other districts
8.735% TOTAL

General Business Licenses

If you are launching a new business in Nederland, please click below for information on our business licensing process.  Please read our business license ordinance and New Business Resource Guide to get started.  For a good, simple overview of why businesses need a business license, please click here.

  Ordinance 689 Business License Amendments (391.4 KiB, 1,580 hits)

  New Business Resource Guide - Colorado (32.0 KiB, 1,538 hits)

2018 New Business License

2018 Business License RENEWAL Application

Business Licenses are due to be renewed annually.

All new businesses that have a storefront will require a building permit for a Change of Occupancy Life Safety Inspection, which can be incorporated in a Change of Use or building alteration permit if required.  Other permits may be applicable, see below for related reviews and permits.

  Nederland Building Permit Application (33.9 KiB, 0 hits)

  Home Occupation Use Review Application (202.8 KiB, 0 hits)

  Peddler/Solicitor Permit Application (85.8 KiB, 0 hits)

  Sidewalk Display Permit Application (144.0 KiB, 1,306 hits)

  Sign Permit Application Packet (300.0 KiB, 0 hits)


For additional information on business licenses or the application process, please contact the Town Clerk at (303) 258-3266, ext. 1030 or stop by Town Hall.