Liquor Licensing Division

Welcome to the Liquor Licensing Division of the Department of Excise and Licenses.  Colorado liquor and beer retail licenses are issued by both the City and State licensing authorities.

Cabaret Licenses

You must have a liquor license in conjunction with a cabaret license.


Public Hearings

Public hearings are required before obtaining a new liquor license, a transfer of location, cabaret or a modification to building premises.&

View the Schedule of Public Hearings.

Renewals

Documents

All documents submitted for renewal, including Colorado State applications, must be submitted to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses. 

 

No paperwork should be sent back to the Colorado State offices

Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures pertaining to liquor and 3.2 beer licenses of the Department of Excise and Licenses have been written to interpret and implement the state statutes and municipal ordinances.

They set forth the standard practices of the Department for informational and guidance purposes only and may be modified or adapted in the discretion of the Director of the Department, as required to address particular matters and to the extent permitted by law.

EL Liquor 3 2 Beer and Cabaret Policies

Documents in Duplicate

Documents
All documents should be submitted in duplicate.

  • One set for the Department of Excise and Licenses office
  • One set is sent to the state of Colorado office.

Where to Submit . . .
Submit completed application forms to the Department of Excise and Licenses.

Municipal Code

Denver Revised Municipal Code

Chapter 6 - Alcohol

Fees:  Chapter 32

State Statutes

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