Change in Manager

A manager is a person who has been designated by the licensee who is in control of the alcohol operations.

A change in manager of a liquor-licensed establishment must be reported in writing to the Department of Excise and Licenses within 30 days of the occurrence. The failure to report is grounds for suspension of the license.

Managers of hotel and restaurant, lodging and entertainment, and tavern liquor licensed establishments who are not principals to the license must be registered with the City and the State. A person cannot be a registered manager on more than one of these license types.

How to Submit an Application

There are several ways to submit a new or renewal application to the Department of Excise and Licenses. If renewing, include your business file number.

  1. All license applications not available online can be submitted by email to EXLSubmit@denvergov.org. When applying, attach all documents to one email. Visit the email application process page for more information.
  2. You can mail your application with fees to:

City and County of Denver
Department of Excise and Licenses
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202

Make checks payable to: Manager of Finance

3. You can pay fees online or by phone after the application has been submitted. You will receive an invoice and you can pay virtually. Visit the online payment process page for more information.

For questions, email licenses@denvergov.org or call 311.

How to Register Managers with the City and State

Required documents

All documents should be submitted to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses. All documents must be single-sided, staple free, and in duplicate. 

Applications for hotel and restaurant, tavern, or lodging and entertainment (This is for managers who are not owners):

Applications for all other managers (This is for changing managers who are owners for hotel and restaurant, tavern, or lodging and entertainment or for other managers of different liquor types):

 

Fees

This is not for new liquor applications. This is for updating managers on existing liquor licenses.

Changing manager who is not an owner for hotel and restaurant, tavern, and lodging and entertainment:

  • State fee: $30. All state fees must be paid with a check made payable to the Department of Revenue.
  • City fee: $30. It can be paid with cash, credit card, or check made payable to the Manager of Finance.

Changing manager that is an owner for hotel and restaurant, tavern, and lodging and entertainment:

  • State fee: $30. All state fees must be paid with a check made payable to the Department of Revenue.
  • No city fees.
  • No fingerprints required.

Changing manager for all other license types:

  • No fees for city or state.
  • No fingerprints required.