The mountainous state of Colorado shares regulatory responsibilities with its counties and cities. While Colorado oversees many major industries such as healthcare, counties license health and food and cities frequently regulate local issues such home businesses. Colorado's centralized licensing system makes obtaining state-level licenses easy and efficient.
In Colorado, even lawyers have to make sure their practices are legal. Although a few states and cities allow attorneys to establish practices by virtue of their professional licenses, most require law firms to obtain special licenses. Further, many cities levy special taxes on professional businesses – often using local business licensing as the vehicle for calculating and obtaining revenues.