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Learn about obtaining liquor licenses

Colorado is a dual-licensing authority for the State's licensed retailers and special event permittees, meaning a license is required from both local and state governments. Approval at the local government level is required first to evaluate and issue liquor license applications. (Individual municipalities are the licensing authorities for their jurisdiction.)

The State of Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division mails liquor license renewal forms approximately 90 days before the license expires. The renewal form and the State and County fees must be submitted to Mesa County Clerk and Recorder at least 45 days prior to the expiration date of the liquor license.

Photograph of a State of Colorado Beer and Wine License from 1952

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