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Thank you for choosing Lyons to locate your business! To make it easier for you, the Town of Lyons has created quick access to questions to commonly asked. Please use the following list to help you do business with the Town of Lyons.

Business License

A Town of Lyons Business License is required for all businesses located and/or conducting business within the Town of Lyons, including Home Occupations. Click here for a Business License application. Approval of your Business License application is necessary prior to operating a business. The application should be submitted early to ensure your proposed business is compliant with the Lyons Municipal Code.

2015 Contractors' License Application

Contractor License Regulations


Please check with the Planning/Building Department before constructing or erecting a sign for business. We understand that signs are expensive, so to prevent having to change a sign that is already constructed, all business signs require an approved sign permit prior to display. The Lyons Municipal Code has standards for the lighting, size and placement standards of business signs. Click here  for the sign code.

Home Offices and Home Occupations

A home business shall be allowed in the Town of Lyons as a permitted accessory use under specific circumstances. The intent of the conditions are to minimize any negative impact on your residential neighbors. Click on the link above to review the conditions, as stated in the Lyons Municipal Code, Title 16-10-30

Liquor Licensing

Anyone wishing to serve alcohol to the general public or to obtain a liquor license for a bar, restaurant or package liquor store can obtain applications at the Town Clerk’s office. New liquor licenses are approved by Board of Trustees and the State of Colorado, and can take up to two months to process.  Special Event liquor permits are issued to non-profit organizations.The link above is meant to be informational and is not meant to explain all the requirements of Town liquor laws or the State of Colorado, Department of Revenue Liquor and Beer Code.

For State liquor law, The Town of Lyons recommends that you visit the Colorado Dept of Revenue, Liquor Enforcement Division web site at http://tinyurl.com/Liquor-Enforcement-Division

To review and download the State liquor code online, go to: http://tinyurl.com/Colorado-Liquor-Code-Book The phone number for the Liquor Enforcement Division is 303-205-2300.

Marijuana Business Licensing

Anyone interested in obtaining a medical marijuana business license must file a completed application to the Town Clerk on forms provided by the Town. Said applications must fulfill and meet all applicable requirements of the Colorado Marijuana Code, and comply with the Lyons Municipal code. For more information on marijuana business licensing in Lyons, email Jacque Waston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Remodeling, Additions, Alterations and Changes to your Business

 Permits require filing an application, submitting a fee, and when appropriate, plans prepared by a licensed architect or engineer. Doing work without a permit can result in prosecution and fines. If the Building Department denies a permit for noncompliance with the Zoning Code, there is an appeals process. The Zoning Board of Appeals, which is an independent body, reviews these appeals and decides them on a case-by-case basis. Hiring an Electrician, Plumber or Contractor?  Call the Building Department, 303-823-6622, to find out if they are licensed to do business in Lyons. Electricians and Plumbers must be currently licensed by the State of Colorado and Contractors must maintain liability insurance to ensurethese specialists are qualified to safely perform work in your commercial building.

Town of Lyons General Business Codes

2015 Sales Tax Code

2015 General Offenses Code

2015 Sidewalks Code

2015 Wastewater Code

Business Information Links


Town of Lyons Economic Development Commission 303-823-6622

Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce

Lyons Economic Gardening Group

Lyons Community Foundation

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County

Boulder County Government Offices

Boulder County Sheriff's Department

Boulder County Health Department



Lyons Recorder

Redstone Review

Longmont Times-Call

Boulder Daily Camera


Town of Lyons Electric, Water and Sanitation 303-823-6622, ext 10

Excel Gas


State and Federal

 State of Colorado Website

Colorado Sales Tax License

Colorado Secretary of State

Trade Names must be filed

New Business Assistance Center

Groups and Organizations in Colorado

Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry

U. S. Census Bureau

Micro Business Assistance

Small Business Administration

Internal Revenue Service

Business Network International