State and Local Licenses and Permits
Colorado liquor and beer retail licenses are issued by "dual" licensing authorities. Your local City or County Clerk can provide applications and answer questions concerning the application process. Your local licensing authority (City or County) must first approve all retail licenses before forwarding liquor and beer license applications to the State Liquor Enforcement Division. Licenses can take several months to acquire; you must communicate with your local licensing authority in advance
of your opening date. Failure to file applications far in advance of your opening date will result in a delay.
State and local retail liquor licenses and permits: