A change in corporate structure exists where there is a change of corporate officers, directors, stockholders, managers and/or members holding 10% or greater financial interest in a limited liability company.
Application forms and business entity documents are required for the applications process. All documents must be submitted in duplicate – one copy for the City of Denver and the original copy for the State of Colorado. Documents must be printed in black ink or typewritten. Photocopies are accepted.
All documents should be submitted to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.
For a Corporation
For a Limited Liability Company
NOTE: If the Licensee as listed on Line 1 has a sole stockholder that is a Corporation, or LLC, or Partnership, attach a letter designating one officer, or managing member or the general partner to be the "principal person" for the applicant. This person MUST ALSO fill out an Individual History Form and submit fingerprints for background investigation.
Fingerprinting: $38.50 per person for full set of fingerprints (Officers and Directors and Members and Stockholders of the Parent Corporation who own 10% or more of the applicant's entity)
Individual History Form: $100 per individual who completes Individual History Form. Checks should be made payable to the "Manager of Finance".
Masterfile applicant must include a fee of $500.00 for each person listed payable to the Colorado Department of Revenue.
Persons new to the corporation or limited liability company who have not previously been qualified must be fingerprinted:
Out of State
If new corporate members are from out of state, they must submit a letter of clearance from their local police authority and a criminal history check from the local police officials or a legible fingerprint card sent from the local police officials directly to the Department of Excise and Licenses.
If an officer or manager of a licensee has already been qualified and is only changing positions within the licensee entity, that person will not have to be re-qualified, and no fee will be charged unless the Department has reason to suspect that there has been a change in the record of the individual since the last qualification.
The liquor license reflecting the changes in corporate or limited liability structures will be issued when:
NOTE: You are encouraged to stay in touch with the Department of Excise and Licenses during your application process as each step can vary from the general steps described herein depending upon your own particular circumstances.
Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect. Plan extra time to get your license.