Business Resources

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  • Business Questionnaire: If you are considering starting a business in Ouray please complete the City of Ouray's Business Questionnaire and present it to City Hall at 320 6th Avenue or email it to the City Clerk. Completing this form helps City staff serve you more efficiently and effectively. 

  • Office of Economic Development: The State of Colorado Office of Economic Development has information pertaining to starting and operating businesses in Colorado on the Colorado.gov website Colorado Office of Economic Development. 

  • Liquor License: For information about obtaining a Liquor License visit the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Liquor/Tobacco Enforcement.

  • Business Registration Form (fillable PDF): Business Registration is required (via Ordinance No. 9, Series 2021) and hereby effective beginning December 18, 2021.
    • Ouray’s Business Registry will:
      - Help first responders easily contact local businesses in the event of a medical emergency, fire, or disaster.
      - Help local law enforcement communicate safety concerns more easily to affected businesses.
      - Help the City of Ouray become a Certified Main Street Community and obtain critical State funding for businesses.
      - Help local and regional business owners network and benefit from a public list of existing businesses across industries.


For more information about business and economic development in Ouray, contact the City Resources Office at (970) 325-7065 or send an e-mail.