Business Licensing

La Plata County is a dynamic place to live and work. If you are considering starting a business, this is a great place to be, but with many factors to consider. Depending on the type of business, you will need to obtain a land use permit from the Planning Department prior to the business opening. Please plan ahead and contact the Planning Department early on to discuss your project, as the land use permitting process takes some time to complete. You can reach us at (970) 382-6263 to discuss the steps and process in which to obtain a land use permit.

La Plata County requires licenses for liquor, marijuana, ambulance transport, and secure transportation businesses, in addition to an approved land use permit. If you fall in one of these three categories, use the links on the left to find out more.

If you have questions about business licensing within the city limits of Durango or within the Towns of Bayfield or Ignacio, please contact those jurisdictions directly.