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.
There are a variety of ways that you can submit your New or Renewal application to the Department of Excise and Licenses. If renewing, please make sure to include your Business File Number (BFN) with the submittal.
1. In an effort to protect public safety, in-person customer service at Excise and Licenses is being offered by appointment only. Please visit our appointments website to make an appointment.
2. All license applications not available online can be submitted via email, EXLSubmit@denvergov.org, during this health crisis. Please visit our email application process page for more information on submitting email applications.
3. You may also mail in your application with fees to:
City and County of Denver
Department of Excise and License
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept. 206
Denver, CO 80202
Make checks payable to: Manager of Finance
You may also pay for your applications online or via phone once you have submitted your application to Excise and Licenses. We will send you an invoice and you may pay virtually. Please visit our online payment process page for more information on how to submit payment for your applications.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
Excise and Licenses will not offer fingerprinting services on site. This website offers information on fingerprinting services authorized by Colorado Applicant Background Services.
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 be fingerprinted 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".
Master file applicant must include a fee of $250.00 for each person listed payable to the Colorado Department of Revenue.
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.