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Licensing / Regulatory Sources
The sources listed here provide regulatory information on a municipal, state, and federal level. Trade publications may also discuss regulations that might affect an industry. Search the databases listed in the "Databases for Articles" tab of this research guide.
Denver Business Licensing Center
This site provides information to a wide range of permits and licenses issued by the City of Denver, including "zoning" permits which is under "Building and Construction Permits."
Colorado. Department of Revenue. Enforcement Division
Access to licensing and laws and regulations for the Auto, Gaming, Liquor & Tobacco, Marijuana, and Racing industries.
Code of Colorado Regulations
"Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules."
Code of Federal Regulations
"The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation."
Colorado Department Labor and Employment
This department "administers laws and regulations governing wages, minimum wage, working conditions, youth employment, and certain union issues and grievances" for the State of Colorado.
Colorado Occupational License Database
This database from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade works to provide licensing information for industries regulated by Colorado state agencies. Select the category that closely matches your business for possible Colorado licensing/permit requirements for your business.
Colorado Revised Statutes - Print and online
Online & Reference Stacks KFC1830 .A2 (in Print)
This source is an annotated version of Colorado laws that have been enacted each legislative session. Although this source does not provide the laws , the wording often refers to a regulating agency for an industry. The appropriate agency can then be contacted for those industry regulations. The Colorado web site has a list of agencies at: http://www.dora.state.co.us/
Revised Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver, Colorado
Online & also available in print: Reference KFX1351 .A6 1982
This provides city and county regulations for Denver.