New Retail Liquor Store

RE: New Retail Liquor Store License Application

Listed below you will find information and forms required to submit an application packet for a new Retail Liquor Store License. These forms specify additional documents that need to be included with the application. In addition, Broomfield requires that a Control Plan be submitted with the application. The Plan should identify how alcohol will be controlled on the premises, including but not limited to information regarding locked alcohol storage, signage, and training of employees.

1. Colorado Liquor Retail License Application - DR8404
2. Individual History Record Application - DR8404-1
3. City of Broomfield Sales Tax License Application
4. Information regarding Petitions
5. Broomfield Municipal Code - Chapter 5-28
6. Information regarding Police Department Liquor Training
7. Lawful Presence Affidavit (for Sole Proprietors, only)

License fees
Payable to: State of Colorado Department of Revenue
Application fee for New License or
$1,950.00
Application fee for New License - Concurrent Review
$2,050.00
Retail Liquor Store License Fee $227.50
Payable to: City and County Of Broomfield
Application fee for New License $900.00
Retail liquor Store License Fee $ 22.50
Payable to: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
Fingerprinting/Background Check Fee
(Cashiers check or money order only)
$38.50 each

If the applicant is a corporation, partnership, association or a limited liability company, it is to list by position all officers and directors, general partners, managing members, registered managers, all stockholders, partners (including limited partners) and members who have a 10% or greater financial interest in the applicant. All persons listed must submit an Individual History Record form and need to be fingerprinted by the Police Department for a background check. If there is a Master File with the State of Colorado, please provide that information. An appointment must be scheduled for fingerprinting. To book an appointment, please visit our website: /index.aspx?NID=1223 to the Fingerprinting page. Walk-ins may be accommodated if appointment slots are available. Fingerprinting is done at the Broomfield Police Department, Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is a fee of $38.50 for each person being fingerprinted, which should be submitted to the Clerk’s office, along with the fingerprint card. For questions regarding fingerprinting, please call 303.464.5722.

All applicants must contact the Building and Planning Department for any information regarding the location of the licensed premises for zoning, restrictions, etc., and all food service applicants must also contact the Health Department for food service requirements. Applicants with new buildings must complete the planning process before submitting a liquor license application. For questions regarding the planning process please call the Planning Department at 303-438-6284. For food service requirements, please call the Health Department at 720-887-2200.

The Broomfield Local Licensing Authority (LLA) meets the first Wednesday of every month. The new Retail Liquor Store License packet must be submitted in duplicate, and all documents must be single-sided on standard 8.5x11 white paper. Completed packets from applicants are due on Monday three weeks prior to the meeting. (See the chart below for specific dates.) Page 2 of the Colorado Liquor or 3.2% Fermented Malt Beverage Retail License Application provides a checklist of documentation required to accompany the application submitted. A list of possible additional documents needed is found on page 4 of the application and on page 2 of the Individual History Form. After receipt of the application and upon Staff review of its completeness, a date will be set to present the application before the LLA. At that time, the Authority will note receipt of the application, establish the neighborhood boundaries, and set a date and time for the public hearing regarding this application. The premises will need to be posted by the applicant with a public hearing notice provided by the City Clerk. Petitioning cannot be done until the premises has been posted for 48 hours and the timing begins after photos of the posted notice are submitted to the City Clerk. The public hearing will be held on the predetermined date, where the applicant will make a presentation regarding the needs and desires of the neighborhood. After the presentation, the LLA will make a decision to approve or deny the application for a license, contingent upon background check clearance by the CBI/FBI. If approved, the application is then sent to the State Liquor Division for its approval. If concurrent review is requested, the application will be sent to the State Liquor Division after the public hearing has been set by the LLA.

Application Due Date LLA Meeting Date Application Due Date LLA Meeting Date
December 12, 2016 January 4, 2017 June 12, 2017 July 5, 2017
January 16, 2017 February 1, 2017 July 17, 2017 August 2, 2017
February 13, 2017 March 1, 2017 August 14, 2017 September 6, 2017
March 13, 2017 April 5, 2017 September 11, 2017 October 4, 2017
April 10, 2017 May 3, 2017 October 16, 2017 November 1, 2017
May 15, 2017 June 7, 2017 November 13, 2017 December 6, 2017

It would be to your advantage to have local representation to follow the process of obtaining a liquor license. If you have any questions on the process, or need further information regarding a new Liquor License, please call the City Clerk's office at 303-438-6332 or email to cityclerk@broomfield.org. The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division phone number is 303-205-2300. State of Colorado, Department of Revenue Liquor and Beer Code and Regulations Books are available for purchase by contacting State Central Stores at 303-321-4161. You can also contact the State’s Liquor Division on the State’s website at www.colorado.gov/revenue/liquor.