A Great Place For Business.
So much goes into running a business, and we are committed to helping Arvada businesses thrive.
There are extraordinary resources available to you here, and this toolkit is designed with your success in mind. Read on to access Arvada’s network of organizations that can support your business growth, help you tackle challenges, answer your questions and more. And, if you need additional support, our organizations are always just a phone call away.
By The Numbers
Learn more about Arvada's population, work force and real estate. Take a look at the facts and figures here.
Your Business Neighbors
Here in Arvada, your business is in good company! From restaurants to real estate to retail, Arvada’s got it all. Get to know your business neighbors with our complete Business Directory.
A successful Arvada business needs a thorough understanding of the city’s tax system, and we’ve got you covered there. Get the numbers you need in our Tax Information section.
The City of Arvada requires all businesses located within the city limits to obtain a business license and file a sales and use tax return. Business licenses are free, can be applied for online and are generally approved within several weeks.
This city resource directory is a quick guide to the various city groups and their functions, which you may need to contact when starting or relocating a business. Further information about each can be found online at arvada.org.
Fire safety inspections and information. Serves Arvada, Wheat Ridge and areas of unincorporated Jefferson County.
Business safety and security consultation; alcohol laws and smoking ordinance enforcement.
Commercial building permits, sign, roofing and fence permits, certificates of occupancy and change of use.
City Clerk’s Office
Administrative Licenses: liquor, amusement device, kennel, and film permit.
Resolves enforcement issues, reviews permits, code enforcement questions, and maintains city right of ways.
Planning & Zoning
Zoning questions, zoning compliance, development approval process, design standards, landscape requirements, special event permits, daycare and craft fair requirements, food truck, transient merchant permits and short term rental.
Utilities, drainage, streets, traffic and change of use.
Revenue Tax Division
Sales and use tax information, tax questions, business licensing, admissions tax, lodgers tax, special event, day care and food truck requirements, tax audits and short term rental.
Water, sewer, storm water and associated fees.