Application forms and business entity documents are required for the applications process. All documents must be submitted in duplicate – one for the City and County of Denver and the original for the state of Colorado. Documents must be printed in black ink or typewritten. Photocopies are accepted.
All documents should be submitted to:
Department of Excise and License
201 W Colfax Ave., Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202
- Liquor or fermented malt beverage license renewal application(PDF, 252KB)
- Tax check authorization, waiver, and request to release information(PDF, 105KB)
- If you have a current 3.2 beer license, you need to complete retail 3.2 selection form(PDF, 124KB). This needs to be submitted with the renewal form. More information about this change is below.
- Right of possession documents (lease or deed). The lease must be valid for at least 90 days from the date the application is submitted, if up-to-date documents are not already on file.
- If you answer "yes" to questions 2,3,4 or 5 on your renewal application, you will need to provide a brief explanation and any necessary forms and documentation, if required.
New law mandates certain changes to the type of liquor license your establishment currently holds. This law is about retail 3.2 beer on/off premises licenses (FMB On-Off), retail 3.2 beer on-premises license (FMB On), and retail 3.2 beer off-premises license (FMB Off).
No more issuance or renewals of FMB On/Off licenses as of June 4, 2018:
● No new or renewed retail FMB on-off licenses will be issued by the local or state licensing authorities.
● Upon their annual renewal, an existing FMB on-off licensee must convert to an FMB on or FMB off.
● To facilitate this request, the licensee must submit along with their renewal application a written notification to their local licensing authority and state licensing authority.
● If you have recently submitted a renewal application, the state licensing authority or local licensing authority will be in contact so you can communicate your preference in writing.
● When you receive renewal paperwork from the state licensing authority 90 days before license expiration, this letter will accompany your renewal paperwork reminding you of this change.
● Submit your renewal application to your local licensing authority. Notify it in writing of your selected licensing preference.
Your license will not be renewed until this information is conveyed to your local licensing authority.