Food manufacturing and storage

Manufacturers, warehouses, re-packers, shellfish dealers, salvage operations, grain storage facilities and industrial hemp operations must be registered. Food manufacturing and storage includes selling your food to retailers, re-packing, shellfish dealers, salvage operations, grain storage facilities and industrial hemp.

Registration is specific to the owner and location, and is not transferable or prorated. If you are manufacturing industrial hemp, please refer to our policyCDPHE does not register operations that are producing marijuana infused products. You need to contact the Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division.



Certificate of free sale

  Application for Certificate of Free Sale

Certificate of free sale is issued for products manufactured or warehoused in Colorado that are subject to state and federal food regulations. The fee is $150 each certificate.


  Approved source list

A listing of all manufactured food businesses that are active and current. List updated biweekly.


Additional licensing may be required.

Depending on the type of business, you may need some or all of the license types below:

Business license

Contact your local city office.

Retail food license

If you make and sell your food to the public, you might also need a retail food license.

City/county sales tax license

Contact your local city/county taxation office.

Get a sales tax license

You may be required to get a sales tax license from the Department of Revenue.

Federal tax ID number: TIN, EIN, ITIN, etc.

Internal Revenue Service or visit your local IRS office.

Building permit

Contact your regional building department.


303-692-3645, option 2


For invoicing questions
303-692-3645, option 4