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.

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW SET UP A LICENING MEETING BY PHONE OR IN-PERSON WITH THE LICENSING MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

REQUEST MEETING

 

Chapter 5.39 - Entertainment Districts. The purpose of this Chapter is to authorize the designation of entertainment districts int eh City, to provide for the creation of common consumption areas within such entertainment districts, and to establish provisions for the certification and regulation promotional associations, all in accordance with C.R.S 44-3-101 et seq.

Please contact the City Clerk's Office for Entertainment District, Common Consumption Areas, and Promotional Association applications. You can also schedule a meeting in-person or on the phone by clicking the "Request Meeting" above.

 

 

To acquire a liquor/beer license at an unlicensed location, an entity must complete a new application packet from the City of Lakewood and the State of Colorado.

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

To obtain the City of Lakewood New Application Packet, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-987-7080.

You will also need to download the State of Colorado forms:

Liquor Retail License Application - DR 8404 or DR 8403 and the Individual History Record - DR 8404-I

Once the city and state applications are completed and additional documents obtained, schedule an appointment with the Liquor Licensing Specialist to review and turn in the application packet and fees.

Schedule Appointment

 

To transfer an existing liquor/beer license, an entity must complete a transfer of ownership application packet from the city and state.

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

To obtain the City of Lakewood Transfer of Ownership packet, contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-987-7080.

You will also need to download the State of Colorado forms:

License Application form - DR 8404 or DR 8403, including DR 8495 waiver. 
                                            - Individual History Record - DR 8404-I
                                            - Affidavit - Restrictions on Public Benefits - DR 4679     

 Once the city and state applications are completed and additional documents obtained, schedule an appointment with the Liquor Licensing Specialist to review and turn in the application packet and fees.

Schedule Appointment

All liquor/beer licensees must register a manager unless owner is acting as manager with the City of Lakewood. Managers of the following types of licenses must pay a $30.00 fee to the city of Lakewood and the Colorado Department of Revenue:

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

State of Colorado Manager Registration Application Packet

*FOR ADDITONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.

To access all Colorado Department of Revenue forms, please visit: 
https://sbg.colorado.gov/liquor or https://sbg.colorado.gov/liquor-forms-by-number/title

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

  • Colorado Department of Revenue LLC and Corporate Report of Changes Application - DR 8442
  • Colorado Department of Revenue Individual History Record (if adding new members, stockholders, or officers) - DR 8404-I
  • City of Lakewood Background Investigation Report (BIR) (if adding new members, stockholders, or officers) -BIR Form(PDF, 165KB)

Modification of Premises

Change in Location

*FOR ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE

To access all Colorado Department of Revenue forms, please visit:https://sbg.colorado.gov/liquor or https://sbg.colorado.gov/liquor-forms-by-number/title

 

 

 

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, 161KB)

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

Special Event Application Packet(PDF, 160KB) 

Colorado Special Events Liquor Permits Code - Article 5, Title 44, C.R.S.