Obtaining a liquor license in the City of Fort Collins is a privilege, not a right. Liquor licenses are issued by the State and the City of Fort Collins. The City cannot issue the local license until the State has reviewed and approved the application and issued the State license.
The Municipal Judge acts as the Liquor Licensing Authority. Hearings are generally held twice a month at 215 North Mason (1st floor).
The Deputy City Clerk administers the liquor licensing program and works directly with each applicant to prepare their application before appearing before the Judge
When down loading applications, please read through the document checklist. You MUST complete every item on the document checklist. If you have any questions as to whether or not it applies to you, please call 970-221-6315.
Please allow at least 60 days for all applications. If your application is required to appear before the Liquor Licensing Authority, this time frame could easily be extended. Applications (such as Special Events Permits, Change in Corporation or Limited Liability Company) that are administratively approved require extensive staff review and could take longer than 60 days.
Before submitting a completed application, to insure prompt and efficient processing of your application, please call 970-221-6315 to schedule an appointment.
Transfer of Ownership
Modification of Premise
Temporary Modification of Premise
Manager Registration (Hotel-Restaurant & Tavern Liquor Licenses Only)
Manager Registration (3.2% Beer, Beer & Wine, Retail Liquor Store, Club & Brew Pub Licenses Only)
Change in Corporation or Limited Liability Company
Renewal Application (Replacement for State Form)
Corporate or Trade Name Changes
Special Events Permit
Bed and Breakfast Permits
Change of Location
Art Gallery Permits
Tastings Permit (for Retail Liquor Store Licensees Only)
Surrender of License