Key License - Racing

The State of Colorado requires a Key Occupational License issued by the Division of Racing Events to work in the racing industry in Colorado.  Key Occupational Licenses are valid for three years.  Between renewal years, licensees will need to submit to the Division of Racing a validation card (DR 9020) every year.  

Applicants may obtain a Key Occupational License by completing and submitting the required information and forms to the Division of Racing Events.  For renewal licenses, applications for renewals are now also available online as well as in person by submitting the required information to the Division of Racing Events offices.

Application Fee: $225
Renewal Application Fee: $75
Licenses are valid for three (3) years.
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Association Judge Corporate Officer Racing Secretary
Association Steward Director of Racing Security Director
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**Note: A Key Occupational Racing license is considered a public benefit. Under Colorado law, persons applying for a public benefit must establish lawful presence in the United States by providing certain types of identification and submitting a signed affidavit. The Lawful Presence Affidavit must accompany the Key Occupational License Application form.