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Fingerprinting and Background Checks

Some licenses require that the applicant undergo a background check which may include fingerprinting. 

Background Investigations

You may use the computers in our lobby to obtain your $6.85 Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check. You must have a debit or credit card.


Fingerprinting will be conducted by the Department of Excise and Licenses. Fingerprints taken by a private fingerprinting company will not be accepted.


If the applicant resides out-of-state, he or she may submit a fingerprint card taken by the local police authority in his or her place of residence on a FBI fingerprint card (FD-258). The applicant may also be required to submit a letter of clearance and criminal history record from his or her local police authority.

Fingerprints taken for liquor purposes only, are valid for a period of 12 months. 

Fees: $38.50 - all liquor applicants

Fees:  $16.50 -  Auctioneer, Amusement Faciity, Body Artist Establishment, Body Art Vehicle - Mobile, Dance Hall, Dance Public, Escort Service Company, Exotic Dancer, Ice Cream Vendor, Lodging Facility, Merchant Guard Company, Pawnbroker, Peddler Sponsor, Social Clubs (All 3 classes), Vehicle Immobilization Service, Valet Operator

Fees for several individuals may be included together.

Checks should be made payable to the Manager of Finance.


Liquor and Cabaret Applicants

Liquor and Cabaret License Applicants require fingerprints for the following people:

  • All officers and directors
  • Members and shareholders who own 10% or more of the business entity


$38.50 per person

Checks should be made payable to the Manager of Finance.

Payment must be made at the time of application.