Jun 2022
3 min

Colorado Dispensary Application Fee



Medical Marijuana Store

  • Application fee: $5,000
  • License Fee: $2,000
  • Total due at application: $7,000


Retail Marijuana Store

  • Application fee: $5,000
  • License fee: $2,000
  • Total due at application: $4,500 (State) $2,500(local)


Why is it important?

It's important to know the application fees for a dispensary in Colorado so that you can submit the application with the correct fee, and so you can include the application fee in your financial plan and budgeting.  You'll also want to make sure you know who to make the checks out to, as some go to the state and some go to local jurisdictions.

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Regulatory Citations for This Article

Part 2 – Applications and Licenses
2-200 Series – Applications and Licenses Rules Basis and Purpose – 2-205

The statutory basis for this rule includes but is not limited to sections 44-10-103, 44-10-202(1)(b), 44-10- 202(1)(c), 44-10-202(1)(e), 44-10-203(1)(j), 44-10-203(1)(i), 44-10-203(2)(b), 44-10-203(2)(h), 44-10- 203(2)(q), 44-10-203(2)(w), 44-10-203(2)(dd)(XII), 44-10-303(2)(b), 44-10-310(7), 44-10-313, 44-10-401, 44-10-801, 44-10-802, 44-10-803, 44-10-1201, 44-10-1202, C.R.S. Authority also exists in the Colorado Constitution at Article XVIII, Subsection 16(5)(a)(II). The purpose of this rule is to establish fees required for applications, renewals, licenses fees, permits, and other fees required to accompany applications and submissions to the Division. The Division anticipates evaluating all fees in connection with a fee analysis. Any recommendations from the fee analysis will be considered during subsequent rulemaking proceedings. This Rule 2-205 was previously Rules M 207, 208, 209, 210, 235, and 236, 1 CCR 212-1, and Rules R 207, 208, 209, 210, 234, and 235, 1 CCR 212-2.

2-205 – Fees