Applicants for existing licensees who seek to transfer a license to a new location must complete both Colorado State and City and County of Denver applications. The application process is handled through the Department of Excise and Licenses.
A Zone Use Permit is required before obtaining a transfer of location of the liquor license.
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 Sate of Colorado. Documents must be printed in black ink or typewritten. Photocopies are accepted.
All documents should be submitted to the Department of Excise and Licenses.
City - $750.00 made payable to Manager of Finance
State - $150.00 made payble to Colorado Department of Revenue
City Temporary License Fee: $100.00 made payable to Manager of Finance
Fees must be paid with certified funds.
After the public hearing is approved, the applicant will receive an inspection card. Inspections and signatures are required from the following agencies:
Once your inspections are completed, bring your signed card to the Department of Excise and Licenses office. Your license will be issued when the following actions are taken:
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.