Liquor and Beer Licenses

Any business selling alcoholic beverages in the City of Lakewood must obtain a state liquor/beer license, a city liquor/beer license and must comply with Colorado Revised Statutes and the Lakewood Municipal Code.

THE PROCESS TO OBTAIN A LIQUOR LICENSE TAKES 4-6 MONTHS.

Liquor Licensing Specialist, Joyce Wamboldt
Direct: 303-987-7084 | Email: joywam@lakewood.org

Liquor Inspector, Lenora Moore
Direct: 303-987-7083 | Email: lenmoo@lakewood.org

To acquire a liquor/beer license at an unlicensed location, an entity must complete a new application packet.

THE PROCESS TO OBTAIN A LIQUOR LICENSE TAKES 4 - 6 MONTHS

New Application Packet (does not include Fermented Malt Beverage)

New Fermented Malt Beverage Application Packet

 

All liquor/beer licensees must register a manager with the City of Lakewood. Managers of the following types of licenses must pass a background investigation:

  • Hotel & Restaurant
  • Lodging & Entertainment
  • Club
  • Tavern

Manager Registration Application Packet (hotel/restaurant and tavern licenses)

Manager Registration (all other licenses)

 

Any changes to the licensed premises, management, corporate officers, directors, shareholders, or managing members should be reported to the City Clerk’s Office immediately to ensure compliance with local and state laws and regulations. 

 Limited Liability and Corporate Report of Changes Application Packet

Modification of Premises

Change in Location

 

An alcohol beverage tastings permit allows a retail liquor store or liquor-licensed drugstore to conduct sample tastings of alcoholic beverages within their establishment.

Alcohol Tastings Permit Application(PDF, 676KB)

A special event permit allows qualified nonprofit entities or political candidates to sell, serve, or distribute alcoholic beverages during fundraising events.

Special Event Cover Sheet(PDF, 93KB)

Special Event Application(PDF, 281KB)

Colorado Department of Revenue Special Event Brochure(PDF, 201KB)