Location: County Clerk and Recorder, 200 W. Oak St., Ft Collins, CO 80521
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (970) 498-7860
Fax: (970) 498-7906
These documents must be posted in plain view and are subject to inspection.
If the Board of County Commissioners determines there is a need for this type of establishment and they approve your application, we will forward it to the State for issuance of a liquor license. This usually takes approximately three weeks.
If the Board finds there is not a need for this type of establishment, or the petitions or witnesses convince the Board that this type of establishment is not desired, then the application is denied. The monies you have paid for the state license will be returned to you, but the County fees are retained. (The fees are used to pay for advertising, the court reporter, public hearing, etc.)
Please note, if you are purchasing an establishment that already has a liquor license in place then you should apply for a transfer of ownership. When applying for a transfer of ownership you only need to follow steps one through three listed above; however, you will need to pay the administrative fees as well as the licensing fees. Again, it takes approximately three weeks to receive final approval from the both the County and the State.
HB01-1015 Requires an applicant for transfer of ownership of a liquor license to submit to the local liquor license authority information stating all accounts for alcoholic beverage sold to the applicant are paid in full.
Liquor license fees are collected by both State and County agencies. The fees vary depending on the type of establishment for which you are applying. Two separate checks are required: one made payable to the Colorado Department of Revenue and the other payable to the Larimer County Clerk. Both Administrative fees and license fees are due when applying for a new establishment or a change of ownership; however, only license fees are due at renewal time. If you need assistance in determining how much you should pay to each agency, please call our office at (970) 498-7869.
|State of Colorado
|New License or Change of Ownership||$600.00||New License||$1000.00|
|Concurrent Review||$700.00||Transfer Ownership/Change of Loc||$750.00|
|Change Trade Name||$50.00||Change Trade Name||$0|
|Change, Alter or Modify Premises||$150.00||Change, Alter or Modify Premises||$0|
|Late Renewal Application Fee||$0||Late Renewal Application Fee||$500.00|
|Optional Premises||$500.00||Optional Premises||$75.00|
|New Manager Registration Fee||$75.00||New Manager Registration Fee||$75.00|
|Concurrent Review||$1225.00||Concurrent Review||$0|
|Expansion – add O.P. (each permit)||$100.00||Expansion – add O.P. (each permit)||$0|
|Duplicate License||$55.00||Duplicate License||$0|
|*Corp/LLCO Change (per person)||$100.00||*Corp/LLCO Change (per person)||$100.00|
*Note: Corporate/LLCO change per person is charged for background investigation by local or state (not both).
|Liquor Licensed Drugstore|
|County Fee New||$7.50||County Fee New||$37.50|
|County Fee Renewal||$107.50||County Fee Renewal||$137.50|
|State Fee||$117.50||State Fee||$312.50|
|Retail Liquor Store||Hotel/Restaurant License (full meals)|
|County Fee New||$37.50||County Fee New||$75.00|
|County Fee Renewal||$137.50||County Fee Renewal||$175.00|
|State Fee||$312.50||State Fee||$500.00|
|Beer and Wine License||Race Track License|
|County Fee New||$63.75||County Fee New||$75.00|
|County Fee Renewal||$163.75||County Fee Renewal||$175.00|
|State Fee||$436.25||State Fee||$500.00|
|Tavern License (light snacks)||Brew Pub License|
|County Fee New||$75.00||County Fee New||$75.00|
|County Fee Renewal||$175.00||County Fee Renewal||$175.00|
|State Fee||$500.00||State Fee||$750.00|
|Arts License (Lincoln Center)||Club License|
|County Fee New||$41.25||County Fee New||$41.25|
|County Fee Renewal||$141.25||County Fee Renewal||$141.25|
|State Fee||$308.75||State Fee||$308.75|
|Bed and Breakfast Permit||Special Events Permit|
|County Fee||$25.00||State 6% Fee/day||$25.00|
|State Fee||$50.00||State 3.2% Fee/day||$10.00|
|Temporary Permits||Mini Bar Permit|
|County Fee||$100.00||County Fee||$325.00|
|State Fee||$0||State Fee||$0|
|Out of State Delivery Permit||Liquor Store/3.2% On and Off Deliver Permit|
|County Fee||$0||County Fee||$0|
|State Fee||$50.00||State Fee||$0|