Permits and Licenses

Permits and licenses are issued by numerous city departments. 

City Clerk's Permits and Licenses
To find general operations permits, please begin your search with the City Clerk.

  • Liquor, Beer and Dance Club Licenses
  • Adult, Escort, Massage Parlor and Medical Marijuana Licenses
  • Amusement Arcades
  • Block Parties and Parade Permits
  • Christmas Tree and Fireworks Sales
  • Dog Licenses
  • Noise Permits
  • Pawnbroker's Licenses

Public Works Department - Building Division
All tenant finish work and improvements to a property is required to be done with a building permit.  All contractors must be registered.  

  • Contractor registration
  • Building, electrical and other Permits

Planning Department -  Development Assistance
The redevelopment of a property in Lakewood must go through a site planning review.  If your project involves developing property, please contact the Planning Department.

  • Pre-planning site consultations
  • Sign permits
  • Fence permits
  • Land development applications

Finance Department - Revenue Division
All entities doing business in the City of Lakewood are required to hold a Sales and/or Use Tax license.  This applies to home-based businesses as well.  Apply for a license with the Finance Department.

  • Sales Tax Licenses
  • Use Tax Licenses


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