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3.2% Beer License

RE: New 3.2% Beer License Application 

Listed below you will find information and forms required to submit an application packet for a new 3.2% Beer 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 Fermented Malt Beverage (3.2% Beer) License Application - DR8403
2. Individual History Record Application - DR8404-1
3. City of Broomfield Sales Tax License Application
4. Information regarding Petitions  
5. Broomfield Municipal Code - Chapter 5-32
6. Information regarding Police Department Liquor Training
7. Lawful Presence Affidavit (for Sole Proprietors, only)

License fees
 Payable to: State of Colorado  
      Application fee for New License or
      Application fee for New License - Concurrent Review 
      Retail 3.2% Beer
 $ 96.25
 Payable to: City and County Of Broomfield  
      Application fee for New License   $900.00
      Retail 3.2% Beer
 $ 3.75
 Payable to: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI/FBI)  
      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. Fingerprinting is done weekly at the Broomfield Police Department Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 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. 

All applicants must contact the Building and Planning Departments 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. If there are any changes to the building, please contact the Building Dept. at 303-438-6370. 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. 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. Application packets must be submitted in duplicate. All documents must be printed single-sided on standard 8.5" x 11" white paper.  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 14, 2015  January 6, 2016        June 13, 2016   July 6, 2016
 January 11, 2016  February 3, 2016        July 13, 2016   August 11, 2016
 February 8, 2016  March 2, 2016        August 15, 2016   September 7, 2016
 March 14, 2016  April 6, 2016        September 12, 2016   October 5, 2016
 April 11, 2016  May 4, 2016        October 10, 2016   November 2, 2016
 May 9, 2016  June 1, 2016        November 14, 2016   December 7, 2016

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 city . 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.