Starting a new business in Loveland is a multi-step process that can involve multiple city departments. Please use this as a resource tool only to assist you on your new business venture and to help answer common questions.
|Sales Tax Department||Sales Tax License||500 E Third St Suite 110|
|Utilities Division||An authorized person needs to contact the utilities division by phone or in person if the business is responsible for payment of city provided utilities.||
||500 E Third St Suite 100|
New commercial business, Contractors License, Remodeling a Business Site, Building Permit
Anyone who is considering opening a business should always check with the Building department based on the location of the new business i.e. the address of the building, prior use, possible alteration of existing structure, etc.
|410 E Fifth St|
|City Clerks Office||Tree Trimmers License, Vendor's License (both mobile & primary), Pawnshops, Games of Skill, and Liquor Licensing||500 E Third St Suite 230|
|Fire Prevention||Fire Code & Occupancy||410 E Fifth St|
|Planning & Zoning||Home Occupation License (if business is operated out of a residence), Business Zoning||410 E Fifth St|
|Economic Development||Assistance programs for small business development, creative entrepreneurship and technology incubation and acceleration.||500 E Third St Suite 310|
|Business Signage||Business Sign Permits and questions||410 E Fifth St|
Where to Register for a Trade Name:
If you are a sole proprietor or general partnership and will be doing business under a name other than your own legal name(s), you must register your trade name(s) with the Colorado Secretary of State.
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
Where to apply for a Federal Tax ID Number (FEIN):
Service ALL forms of legal structure, except sole proprietors with no employees, must obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
You can obtain your FEIN by:
Mailing a completed SS-4 form to IRS EIN Operation Unit Philadelphia, PA 19255.
Calling 800.829.4933 Monday through Friday 8am-10pm (your time zone).
Faxing a completed SS-4 from to 215.516.3990
The SS-4 federal tax form is available at www.irs.gov under forms.
Where to register for a Colorado Business License:
If you will have sales, and/or employees, you must register your business with Colorado Department of Revenue. You must use form CR0100, “Colorado Business Registration.” You can obtain your Colorado Business Registration by:
Mailing a completed CR0100 form to Colorado Department of Revenue, 1375 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80261.
Calling 303.238.3278 to request a form.
Deliver a completed CR0100 form in person to 3030 S College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525.
The CR0100 Colorado Business Registration form is available at www.taxcolorado.com.
Business Support & Resources:
The Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services, business workshops and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses.
5400 Stone Creek Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper through free, one-on-one consulting and no- or low-cost business training programs.
Larimer County Sales Tax
200 W Oak Street Suite 4000
Fort Collins, CO 80521