Temporary Relief Measures
DATE: JULY 14, 2020
STATE REGULATION 47-1002(C) TEMPORARY RELIEF MEASURES:
Currently, State Regulation 47-1002(C) (Application for Special Event Permit), directs special event applicants to submit their applications to their local licensing authority not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the special event. However, after extensive engagement and feedback from our stakeholders and local clerks, LED is shortening this requirement to fifteen (15) days, as a temporary relief measure for our licensees and clerks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state will re-evaluate the need for relief in this area by October 8, 2020.
Special event liquor permits the sale by the drink only of Malt, Vinous and Spirituous liquor, or fermented malt beverages, on premises that do not hold a liquor license or is to be sold by a qualifying organization or club or arts liquor licensed premises.
Qualifying organizations include:
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 email@example.com 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.
By way of example, special event liquor permits are required when a qualifying organization or political candidate:
A Zoning Use Permit may be required when submitting a Liquor Special Event application to Excise and Licenses.
Zoning Use Permit Not Required for Events Held in Public Parks/Buildings and on Public Streets or Alleys:
Events Inside a Building Already Zoned for Assembly
Events in a Building or Outdoors (Including Parking Lots) NOT Zoned for Assembly
Additionally, the applicant may need to secure a Fire Safety Permit. The Denver Fire Department will determine if a permit is needed for the liquor Special Event. If no permit is required, they will send the applicant a letter indicating such, which may be submitted in lieu of the fire permit with the Special Event liquor application to Excise and Licenses. Alternatively, if the Denver Fire Department determines a permit is required, the applicant will need to submit that permit along with the Special Event liquor application to Excise and Licenses.
Need to know points:
Application forms and business entity documents are required for the applications process. Documents must be printed in black ink or typewritten. Photocopies are accepted.
All documents are submitted to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.
Application fee: $100.00
Licensing fee per day:
Note: Make checks payable to The Manager of Finance.
All credit cards are accepted with the exception of American Express.
Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect. Plan extra time to get your license.