Classification: Non-registration state

Registration Fee: n/a

Renewal Fee: n/a

Registration expiration: n/a

Colorado is classified as a non-registration state. Colorado has no laws or regulations requiring a franchisor to separately register its Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with the state; to notify the state that it intends to offer or sell franchises in the state; or to register its FDD with the state as an exemption from laws pertaining to business opportunities (because there are no business opportunity laws in Colorado). And there are also no Colorado franchise disclosure or relationship laws or regulations.

Thus, franchisors in Colorado only need to comply with the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission Amended Franchise Rule, 16 C.F.R. §§ 436.1 et seq. (the “FTC Rule”), which, among other things, requires Colorado franchisors to  disclose to a validly issued FDD prior to entering into a franchise agreement or accepting any payments from a Colorado franchisee.

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