Organizations incorporated under the laws of this state for the purposes of a social, fraternal, patriotic, political, or athletic nature, and not for financial gain, are allowed to sell alcohol, by the drink only, of fermented malt beverages, malt, spirituous, or vinous liquors with a liquor license special event permit.

Collecting a fee to attend or participate in an event or selling the alcohol by the drink constitutes "selling alcohol".

The process is easy and requires a fee of $100 per event. Visit the Clerk and Recorder office at 200 West Oak Street, 1st Floor, Fort Collins, in the Citizen Information Center at least 30 days prior to your event with the following:

  • Application for a Special Event Permit (Form DR 8439)
  • $100 per event payable by cash, check, or credit and debit card (subject to 3.5% convenience fee).
  • 8.5” X 11" diagram of the area to be licensed, reflecting bars, walls, partitions, ingress, egress, dimensions, and where alcohol will be stored during the event. If the event is to be held outside, please explain intended control measures, i.e. fencing, ropes, barriers, etc., and highlight the perimeter of the licensed area.
  • Copy of the deed, lease or written permission from the owner for use of the premises which includes that date(s) of the event and the property address as well as acknowledgment from the property owner that alcohol will be served.
  • Certificate of good corporate standing issued by the Colorado Secretary of State.

Our office will provide you with a poster that must be posted at the location of the event for at least 10 days prior to the date of your event notifying neighboring properties of the sale and consumption of alcohol. The application requires local approval only. Once the application is complete it is submitted for review and approval by the Larimer County Commissioners.

 

Contact Recording & Citizen Information Center

ADDRESS: 200 W. Oak Street, First Floor, Fort Collins, CO 80521
HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
PHONE: (970) 498-7860
EMAIL: recording@larimer.org
FAX: (970) 498-7906
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