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.
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.
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.
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 read the conditions, as stated in the Lyons Municipal Code, Title 9-2-12A.
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.
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.
Business Information Links
Town of Lyons Economic Development Commission 303-823-6622
Town of Lyons Electric, Water and Sanitation 303-823-6622, ext 10
State and Federal