A local license issued by the Boulder County Marijuana Licensing Authority is required for the operation of any marijuana-related business in the unincorporated Boulder County. Boulder County does not issue licenses for the incorporated towns and cities (e.g., Boulder, Nederland) located in Boulder County. It is highly recommended to contact Boulder County Marijuana Licensing regarding your application and Boulder County Land Use regarding the proposed location prior to submitting an application.
Boulder County is accepting license applications for medical marijuana optional premises cultivation facilities, medical marijuana-infused products manufacturer facilities, and medical marijuana centers. To submit a license application, please submit the following:
- Completed New Application Checklist
- Completed State of Colorado Business Medical Marijuana License Application/DR 8530 – You will need to submit a completed and signed copy of Business License Form/DR 8530 to Boulder County.
Boulder County is accepting license applications for retail marijuana stores, retail marijuana products manufacturing facilities, retail marijuana testing facilities, and retail marijuana cultivation facilities. To submit a license application, please submit the following:
- Completed New Marijuana Business/Establishment License Application
- Completed State of Colorado Business Retail Marijuana License Application/DR 8548 – Apply with the MED, and they will forward your completed application to Boulder County.
Residential Marijuana Cultivation
Residential marijuana cultivation and processing is an accessory use to a residential use in unincorporated areas of Boulder County. Marijuana grown as part of this use is intended to be grown by and for those living on the parcel, not for sale or provision to others. View residential marijuana cultivation information here.
Boulder County Marijuana Licensing Regulations
Boulder County Marijuana Regulations: Effective March 1, 2017
Forms for Boulder County Marijuana Licensing
Additional Business Owners
BCEIOF Reporting Form
Change of Ownership
New Application Checklist
New License Application
Off-Premises Storage Permit
Off-Premises Storage Permit Renewal
Report of Changes
Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to the address provided below.
Questions or Complaints
Before giving us a call please check out our Marijuana FAQs
If you still have questions or complaints regarding a marijuana business in unincorporated Boulder County, please contact Boulder County Marijuana Licensing at 303-441-3525.
If you have questions or complaints about zoning, Land Use code compliance, unlicensed grows, or caregiver operations, please contact the Boulder County Land Use Department at 303-441-3930.
To report criminal activity please contact the Marijuana Enforcement Division Tip Line at 855-277-7500.