How to Get a Painting License In Denver, Colorado


If you are thinking about starting a painting business in Denver you need to file paperwork and pay the appropriate fees to obtain a state tax identification number. No special license is needed to paint in Denver, but you are legally required to collect state sales tax and file it with the issued state identification number. In addition, if you plan to hire others you need to obtain a state employer identification number.

Things You'll Need

  • Colorado Tax ID Number


  • Download the online application for the Colorado State tax identification number through the Colorado Department of Revenue website at Follow the taxation department links to download Colorado Sales Tax/Wage Withholding Account Application, form CR 0100.

  • Complete the form, sign it, date it and include your fee. Make copies of the form for your records and send the completed form along with your fee to the state. Your fee is based on your projected revenues. Consult the chart on the form to calculate your cost and send your form to the address listed as follows:

    Colorado Department of Revenue
    1375 Sherman Street
    Denver, CO 80261-0009

  • Begin work when your tax identification number is issued and is in your possession. If you hire employees apply for an Employee Identification Number. This is the federal tax identification number needed to pay federal taxes and hire employees. Apply for the EIN through the IRS website at

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