Liquor Licensing

Licensing Requirements Colorado liquor and beer retail licenses are issued by "dual" licensing authorities, this means that the local licensing authority must first approve all retail licenses before forwarding the application to the State Liquor Enforcement Division. As licenses can take several months to acquire, you will want to communicate with the local licensing authority far in advance of your opening date. Failure to file applications in a timely manner will result in a delay.

The Town Clerk is the local licensing clerk for the Town of Bayfield and can answer questions concerning the application process.

The Department of Revenue's website provides the necessary forms for liquor licensing in the State of Colorado. These forms need to be completed and submitted with the appropriate fees to the Town Clerk.

Town of Bayfield Informational Packets

In an effort to make applying for a Liquor License with the Town of Bayfield and State of Colorado as easy as possible, the Town Clerk is happy to provide the following informational packets (please be patient as they may take a moment to load):

New Liquor License Packet

Transfer Liquor License Packet

Special Event Liquor License Packet If you require further assistance, please contact the Town Clerk.

Liquor License Renewals

Local Fees: Renewal Application Fee: $50.00 Due to the Town of Bayfield

Renewal forms will be mailed to the Licensee from the Colorado Department of Revenue.

The renewal forms need to be submitted to the Town Clerk’s 45 days prior to the expiration date of the liquor license. Renewal application that arrive after the due date may be required to show good cause. DO NOT MAIL THE FORMS DIRECTLY TO THE STATE.

Licensees must submit two separate checks. The local amount which is to be written to the Town of Bayfield is $50.00. The State amount will be shown on the renewal form.

The renewal will be placed on the next available Town Board agenda for action. An agenda will be sent to the Licensee if they wish to attend the meeting.

Any changes in ownership (i.e. corporate officers, directors, stockholders) or management must be reported for Town & State for consideration and any changes to the premises or trade name must be submitted before the change is made.

State Forms and Applications

Colorado Liquor License Retail Application - Form DR 8404

Colorado 3.2% Beer License Application - Form DR 8403

Attachment to License Application -Form DR 8401

Bed and Breakfast Permit Application - Form DR 8447

Special Events Permit Application - Form DR 8439

Individual History Record - Form DR 8404-I

Permit Application and Report of Changes - Form DR 8442

LLC and Corporate Report of Changes - Form DR 8177

Affidavit of Transfer & Statement of Compliance

For more applications & forms please visit the Colorado Liquor Enforcement website: