Registration Occupational License - Racing

  • The State of Colorado requires a Registration Occupational License issued by the Division of Racing Events to work at the racetrack and race in Colorado.
  • Registration Occupational Licenses are valid for one year.


  • Obtain a Registration Occupational License by completing and submitting the required information and forms (found below) to the Division of Racing Events at 1707 Cole Blvd. Suite 350, Lakewood, CO 80401.
  • Renewal license applications may be completed in person at Arapahoe Park (during the race meet), or by submitting the required information and forms to the Division of Racing Events Offices.
    • PLEASE NOTE: the Division of Racing Events performs a background check for each licensee, which may have a completion time of up to 1 week. We recommend submitting applications and renewals to our Division Offices before your arrival at Arapahoe Park to help expedite the process in the Licensing Office on grounds. 
Application Fee: $15
Registration licenses are valid for one (1) year.
Animal Tattooer Jockey Room Custodian Plant/Track Superintendent
Announcer Jockey Valet Pony Person
Assistant OTB Manager Kennel Helper Racing Form Employee
Brakeperson Kennel Master Restaurant Employee
Clocker Maintenance Stable Superintendent
Concession Employee Match/Stake Races Tack Shop Employee
Corporate Agent Nurse/EMT Temporary Tote Operator
Exercise Rider Office Person Temporary Tote Technician
Fair Circuit Outrider Track Superintendent
Facility OTB Manager Photo Operator Trainee
Groom Photo Runner Usher
Head Leadout Plant Superintendent Video Technician

**Note: An Occupational Registration 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 Registration Occupational Application form. 

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