Sales Tax & Licensing

Online Portal Overview

The City's online portal allows businesses to:

  • Apply for a Retail Sales Tax License or Business Registration;
  • File, pay and print a copy of your sales tax return;
  • Pay past due balances on your account;
  • Renew your license or registration.

General Information:

  • The Retail Sales Tax License or Business Registration fee is $25.00
  • Retail Sales Tax Licenses and Business Registrations are biennial (2-year), expiring December 31 of the succeeding calendar year.
  • Vendors with a Retail Sales Tax License are not required to also have a Business Registration.
  • Note: Disposable bag fee payment and information.


Step 1.Is this your first time using the online portal?

If yes, create a new user account online.

Create an Account

Instructions(PDF, 1MB) - for new users

For home-based businesses, please review: the City's Land Development Code (LDC) in Section 12-2-404 at the time of registration

If no, proceed to step 2.

Step 2.Login to Online Portal

New users need to create an account/register for online filing. (See step 1)

Click the green button below to file and pay online.

File and Pay Online

Step 3.Other information:

To pay sales tax return by ACH Credit, please follow the ACH Credit Payment Instructions(PDF, 153KB).

Note: The online filing and licensing portal does not apply to Contractor Licensing.


Do you have question or need help with the online portal?

Call the City's Tax & Licensing Division at 303-325-8088.

In Person

Step 1.Consider the following: 

For home-based businesses, please go to: the City's Land Development Code (LDC) in Section 12-2-404 at the time of registration

Retail Sales Tax License:

Will you be selling any goods or products?

Each physical location requires a separate Retail Sales Tax License.

Step 2.To apply in-person:

  1. Download and fill-out the following form: Retail Sales Tax License
  2. Bring the completed form to the Centennial Civic Center

13133 E. Arapahoe Rd

Centennial, CO 80112