Colorado Liquor Code Regulation 47-302 provides that, after a liquor or beer license has been issued, the licensee may not make any physical change, alteration, or modification of the premises that materially or substantially alters the licensed premises, or the use of the licensed premises, from the plans and specifications including walls submitted at the time of obtaining the original license without the prior written consent of the local and state licensing authorities.
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.
Permanent Modification Documents:
Temporary Modification Documents:
$150.00 per change for permanent change
$300.00 for a temporary change (build up/tear Down)
Please make checks payable to the "Department of Revenue".
After application forms and accompanying documents to modify existing premises are completed, the Director of Excise and Licenses will determine whether the modification requires a public hearing or whether the modification can be approved without posting a notice and public hearing.
Notify the Department of Excise and Licenses, at email@example.com, that you would like your license emailed to you when all of the steps below have been completed.
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.