Liquor and Beer Licensing

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Effective May 27, 2020, the City Clerk has issued an emergency, temporary modification of Rule 21.00 (B) of the Liquor and Beer Rules and Regulations for the City of Colorado Springs. This rule modification provides for administrative approval of Temporary Modification of Premises applications for eligible liquor licensees that may desire to temporarily expand their licensed premises to accommodate operations compliant with social distancing measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to assist in a productive and economically sustainable business.

Emergency Temporary Rule Modification

Both City and State Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) applications are required for these expedited approvals of Temporary Modification of Premises, using the Liquor and Beer Report of Changes application posted below

Temporary Modification FAQ
Liquor and Beer License Hearings:  Information related to appearance, remote participation, and public comment for these public hearings will be posted at the top of each meeting agenda.

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Liquor and Beer Licensing

Liquor and Beer Licensing in Colorado is dual-jurisdictional with both Colorado Department of Revenue and City of Colorado Springs licensing required.  All matters related to Liquor and Beer licensing, however, must be directed the Office of the City Clerk in the City of Colorado Springs.

Liquor and Beer License Application Packets are available in the City Clerk's Office or may be downloaded below. The new application packet includes the Colorado Springs City Code and Rules governing Liquor and Beer Business Licensing in Colorado Springs, as well as general information and an application checklist.  To review the City Liquor and Beer License Code, go to Chapter 2, Article 5, Part 1 of the City Code.  These law and rules are supplementary to the main governing laws and rules as outlined in Colorado Revised Statutes §12-46, §12-47, and §12-48 as well as Colorado Code of Regulations 1 C.C.R. 203-2.  These governing laws and rules may be viewed and downloaded from the Colorado Department of Revenue - Liquor Enforcement Division.

Completed applications with the applicable State and City fees must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office only (do not send to the State). The office is located at 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 101, Colorado Springs, CO  80903.

Businesses and individuals are prohibited from providing, selling, serving, allowing, or offering alcohol beverages to the public/patrons without a proper liquor license.  This applies whether or not the business charges, provides samples free of charge, or allows patrons to "self serve."

Liquor and Beer license hearings are scheduled the first and third Friday of each month at 9:00 A.M. in Division 2 of the Municipal Court Building, located at 224 E. Kiowa Street.

For information on Promotional Association certification process and application, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (719) 385-5901, option 2.

Application Packets

Packet Type

Packet Contents

New/Transfer Liquor or Beer Licenses (revised 02/2020)

  • Instructions
  • Fee Schedule
  • Application Forms
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Liquor and Beer Licensing Code
Liquor Petition Packet  (revised 10/01/2018)
  • Petition Forms
  • Instructions

Liquor License Fee Schedule (revised 10/01/2019) 

  • State and City Fee Schedules

Liquor and Beer Ownership Changes (revised 08/29/2019)

  • Application Forms
  • Background Forms

Liquor and Beer Report of Changes (revised 03/22/2019)

  • Application Forms

Liquor and Beer Renewal (revised 08/29/2019)

  • Application Form

Liquor Manager Registration (revised 03/22/2019)

  • Application Forms
  • Background Forms

Liquor Tastings Permit (revised 10/01/2018)

  • Application Form

Special Event Liquor Permit (revised 10/01/2018)

  • Application Form
  • Instructions
  • Rules & Regulations

Art Gallery Permit (revised 10/09/2018)

  • Application Forms
  • Background Forms

Bed and Breakfast Permit (revised 09/24/2018)

  • Application Form
Pre-Resolution Checklist for Entertainment Districts
  • Checklist
  • Instructions
Promotional Association NEW-RENEWAL Application
  • Application Form
  • Instructions
Promotional Association CHANGE Application
  • Application Form
  • Instructions

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