New Liquor License

Licensing Process


The liquor license process generally takes four to six months to complete. Therefore, you must communicate with the City Clerk's office far in advance of your opening date. Failure to file applications in a timely manner may result in a delay in obtaining your liquor license.

Since approval of a liquor license is a two-tier approval process in the State of Colorado, you may want to visit the State of Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division's website for more information.

For further information of the licensing process click here

Liquor License Applicants


Colorado DR-8404

3.2% Beer Only License Applicants


Colorado DR-8403

Required Forms for Either License


Additional City Department Requirements


It is recommended by the City Clerk's Office for all applicants to contact the following Departments / Divisions regarding additional information and/or licenses that might be required as part of the liquor license application:
  • Sales Tax / Business Licensing - (303) 235-2820
  • Community Development - (303) 235-2846

New Liquor License Fees Due at Time of Application


APPLICATION FEE:
State of Colorado $920.00
Concurrent Review, State of Colorado $1020
City of Wheat Ridge $ 500.00

BACKGROUND CHECK:
CBI $38.50 (Business Check of Money Order)
Wheat Ridge Police $10.00 (Check of Cash)

NEEDS AND DESIRES SURVEY (REQUIRED BY STATE STATUTE)
Oedipus, Inc. $1,000.00

Additional Liquor License Fees Due at Time of Application


(DETERMINED BY LIQUOR LICENSE TYPE)

Hotel & Restaurant License
State of Colorado $500.00
City of Wheat Ridge $ 75.00

Tavern License
State of Colorado $500.00
City of Wheat Ridge $ 75.00

Retail Liquor Store License
State of Colorado $227.50
City of Wheat Ridge $ 22.50

Beer & Wine License
State of Colorado $351.25
City of Wheat Ridge $ 48.75

Brew Pub License
State of Colorado $750.00
City of Wheat Ridge $ 75.00

Club License
State of Colorado $308.75
City of Wheat Ridge $ 41.25

3.2% Beer License
State of Colorado $96.25
City of Wheat Ridge $ 3.75

The City Clerk's Office requests that you please call to make an appointment to review your application
Call or E-mail Deputy City Clerk Robin Eaton at:
303-235-2816 or
Email reaton@ci.wheatridge.co.us