Sale of beer, wine, and liquor by the package for off-premises consumption. Must be licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy.
Seven days a week between 8:00 a.m. and 12 Midnight
Multiple ownership is not allowed with liquor licensed drug stores except in an arts license, an airline public transportation license, or between 1/1/17 - 1/1/22 a maximum of five total liquor licensed drugstore licenses. (Effective 1/1/17)
NOTE: Excise and Licenses MUST conduct a Needs and Desires hearing for multiple Liquor-licensed Drugstore License applications.
A 500 foot distance restriction from public and parochial schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries applies to new liquor licensed drug store applications.
A 1500 foot distance restriction from another retail liquor store or liquor-licensed drugstore. (Effective 7/1/16)
State - $550.00 fee made payable to Colorado Department of Revenue + Liquor License Fees
State - $650.00 fee for Concurrent Review + Liquor License Fees
State - $550.00 fee for Transfer of Ownership + Liquor License Fees
City - $1,000.00 + other fees assigned at time of application
Colorado Bureau of Investigations Fingerprinting: $38.50 per person for anyone that owns at least 10% of the business entity.
License fees will be calculated at the time the application is submitted to the City.
See documents required for a liquor license application
Individual History Form (for Manager)
Manager - Fingerprints
A list of the names of all mangers of liquor licensed drug stores must be provided to the state and local authorities.
Additional documents may be required for this class of license. Check with the Department of Excise and Licenses for specific requirements.
The names of all managers of liquor licensed drug stores must be provided to the local and state licensing authorities whether a principal to the licensee or someone else manages the licensed premises.
Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect. Plan extra time to get your license.