New Liquor License

Licensing Process


The liquor license process can generally take up to four months to complete, depending on how or what you are applying for. Therefore, you must communicate with the City Clerk's office far in advance of your intended opening date. Failure to file applications in a timely manner may result in a delay in obtaining your liquor license.

The City Clerk's office requests that you please call to make an appointment to review your application.  Please call Deputy City Clerk Robin Eaton at 303-235-2816 or email at reaton@ci.wheatridge.co.us

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


State of Colorado form DR-8404

Fermented Malt Beverage License Applicants


State of Colorado form 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 $1550.00 (subject to change)
Concurrent Review, State of Colorado $1650.00 (subject to change)
City of Wheat Ridge $ 750.00

BACKGROUND CHECK:
NOW BEING DONE BY CBI VENDORS: PLEASE CHECK WITH IDENTOGO OR CBI FOR LIST OF VENDORS.

NEEDS AND DESIRES SURVEY (REQUIRED BY THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY BOARD)
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

Distillery 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

Fermented Malt Beverage (Beer) On or Off Premises 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 email Deputy City Clerk Robin Eaton at:
303-235-2816 or
Email