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.

Contact the Licensing Management Specialist:
Direct: 303-987-7085 | Email: mairae@lakewood.org


Contact the Licensing Management Inspector:
Direct: 303-987-7083 | Email: bruwal@lakewood.org

 

Application for creation of an Entertainment District


Application for creation of a Common Consumption Area


Application for creation of an Promotional Association

 

 

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

To access all Colorado Department of Revenue forms, please visit: https://sbg.colorado.gov/liquor

 

 

 

To transfer an existing liquor/beer license, an entity must complete a transfer of ownership application packet.

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

Transfer of Ownership Liquor ApplicatioN

To access all Colorado Department of Revenue forms, please visit: https://sbg.colorado.gov/liquor

 

 

All liquor/beer licensees must register a 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

Manager Registration Application Packet

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)