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For all questions regarding General Business Licensing, contact the City Clerk's Office
719-385-5901, option 1 · Fax: 719-385-5114  · businesslicense@springsgov.com
30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Contract Security Agency and Private Security Officer Licenses

Contract Security Agency License Fees and Payment

  • The Contract Security Agency license fee is $90 annually
  • The late renewal fee is 50% of the license fee, in addition to the regular renewal fee ($45 in addition to $90)
  • Duplicate license fee is $5

Contract Security Agency License Documents

To apply for or renew a license, complete the application forms and provide the following documents to the City Clerk's Office. Applicants must appear in person.

  • Business License Application or Renewal Application (The City Clerk's office will send you a renewal application prior to the expiration date of your license)
  • Lawful Presence Affidavit, if a sole proprietor
  • Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder and additional insured
  • Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder
  • Automotive Liability Insurance with the City of Colorado Springs listed as the certificate holder 
  • Trade Name Registration and Certificate of Good Standing with Colorado Secretary of State, if applicable.

Private Security Officer License Fees and Payment

  • The Private Security Officers license fee is $90 annually
  • The late renewal fee is 50% of the license fee, in addition to the regular renewal fee ($45 in addition to $90)
  • Required background check for Private Security Officers is an additional $7 annually
  • Additional license fee (if working for more than one agency) is $15
  • Change of employer fee (if transfering to a new agency) is $15
  • Duplicate license fee is $5

Private Security Officer License Documents

To apply for or renew a license, complete the application forms and provide the following documents to the City Clerk's Office. Applicants must appear in person.

  • Business License Application or Renewal Application (The City Clerk's office will send you a renewal application prior to the expiration date of your license)
  • Supplemental Application
  • Lawful Presence Affidavit
  • Request for Issuance (To be completed by Agency and provided to Officer)
  • Certificate of Completion from Security Officer Training Program as outlined in Supplemental Application
  • For Firearm Endorsement, a Certificate of Completion of a Firearm Safety and Familiarization Course as outlined in Supplemental Application
    • For Concealed Firearm Endorsement, an additional Certificate of Concealed Carry Training Course as outlined in Supplemental Application
  • For a CEW (Conductive Energy  Weapon) Endorsement, a Certificate of Completion of an approved CEW Safety Familiarization Training Program as outlined in Supplemental Application

The following document is used only in the event of a weapon discharge: