Liquor 2017 Rules Working Group Invitation Letter

June 22, 2017

Dear Liquor Industry Members, Local Clerks, and Stakeholders:

The Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) is commencing its yearly rule making process for rules to be effective January 1, 2018.  The LED is going to convene a Liquor Working Group (LWG) to consider rules from the following categories:

  1. Changes or additions to statutes.
  2. Review of regulations within the regulatory agenda (which are regulations 47-902 through 47-1008, 1 C.C.R. 203-2).
  3. Additions/changes from the LED and industry input (except for trade practices as noted below).

The LED and industry made significant rule changes for trade practices last year and due to the potential changes to liquor laws in the next couple of years, so the LED will not be holding meetings this year specifically to look at substantial changes to trade practices.

The first meeting of the LWG will be held on July 6th, 1 p.m. at:

            Liquor Enforcement Division

            1881 Pierce Street (Entrance B – Room 110)

            Lakewood, CO 80214

The schedule for subsequent meeting will be established at the first meeting.  If you want to submit a rule change/addition, you must submit your request using form DR 2477, which is attached and also found on our website,

This year the LWG will be comprised of entities/associations that are involved with the liquor industry.  The LED recognizes the following associations/entities as being an integral part of the LWG, and therefore will be included as an official member of the LWG. 

Colorado Department of Revenue

Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division

Anheuser Busch

Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police

Colorado Bar Owners Association

Colorado Beer Distributors Association

Colorado Brewers Guild

Colorado Counties Inc.

Colorado County Clerks Association

Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado Distillers Guild

Colorado Licensed Beverage Association

Colorado Municipal Clerks Association

Colorado Municipal League

Colorado Restaurant Association

Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association

Coloradoans for Safety


County Sheriffs of Colorado

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

King Soopers/City Market

Kum & Go

Liquor Attorneys




Support Your Local Liquor Store


Tavern League of Colorado


Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Colorado

Wine Institute

If your association/entity is not listed, please submit a request to requesting to be recognized as an official member.  Your request should include the following information:

  1. Name and contact information of person submitting the request
  2. Name of entity/association
  3. What role your entity/association plays in the liquor industry
  4. Why your entity/association should be a member of the LWG

The LED will notify you if your entity/association was selected to be added to the LWG within one week.

All meetings will be open to the public but only group members will be permitted to participate in group discussions. However, there will be time set aside for public testimony at the end of each LWG meeting. In addition, audio recordings and minutes for each meeting will be made available to the public on the LED website.

The LED looks forward to working with the industry, local government, and other stakeholders to enhance liquor regulation and enforcement in Colorado.  If you have any questions, please contact the LED at (303) 205-2306.


Patrick Maroney


Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division



DR 2477