Application Process

New Liquor License/Transfer of Ownership Application Process

Inspections
Liquor License Application Procedure
Payment of Fees
History Record
Advertising
Hearing Date
Transfer of Ownership
Application for a Cabaret License
Renewals
Application for a Special Events Permit
Limited Liability & Corporate Report of Changes
Permit Application and Report of Changes

 

Inspections

Hotel & Restaurant, Tavern, Beer & Wine and 3.2% Beer Retail establishments must be inspected & approved by the Pueblo Regional Building Department, City/County Health Department and Fire Department.

Retail Liquor Stores must be inspected & approved by the Pueblo Regional Building Department and Fire Department only.
 

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Liquor License Application Procedure

  1. Applicant, partners, or corporate officers involved with the license must be fingerprinted - Each person receives a fingerprint card. The card must have the number C00510000 entered in the ORI Box on the form. Fingerprint site Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department, 909 Court St. on Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
    Fees: $10.00 print. A cashiers check or money order made payable to CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation) for $38.50 per person.
  2. Application DR 8404 (06/02) must be completed. Before proceeding with the application, the applicant must know the type of license for which he/she is applying. The second page of the application is a checklist of the items that must be submitted. The clerk will check the appropriate boxes that will apply to this application. Answer questions 1 - 20, sign and date the application. Not all questions may pertain to the applicant.

 

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Payment of Fees

Checks or money orders (no cash) payable to the Colorado Department of Revenue and Pueblo County at the time the application is being submitted.

 

History Record

Individual History Record DR8404-I (06/02) must be completed. Using this report, an Investigation Report must be done with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Advertising

A check or money order for $18.00 must be made to the Colorado Tribune.

 

Hearing Date

The completed application remains in the County Clerk & Recorder’s Office for 30 days. During this time a hearing may be set, but not prior to the 30 day period. A notice will be submitted to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department for posting by an officer. Posting of premises required for no less than 10 days prior to the hearing.

*The license is then reviewed by the County Attorneys’ Office; for a hearing. Hearing is scheduled on a BOCC Agenda.

If the license is approved by Local Authority (BOCC), the original copy of all documents is sent to the Liquor Enforcement Division, 1375 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80261 along with the proper fees. Pueblo County fees are deposited with Pueblo County Treasurer.

The Liquor Enforcement Division sends the State License back to the County Clerk’s office to issue to the applicant.

Pueblo County Liquor License is processed in Pueblo County, the state and county licenses are mailed to the applicant.

 

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Transfer of Ownership

A letter of permission to do a Transfer of Ownership must be granted by the previous owner, signed and notarized.

An affidavit form must also be completed, signed and notarized by the buyer and seller. Notarization is available in the County Clerk’s office.

On a Transfer of Ownership Liquor License a Temporary Permit may be granted 5 days after a complete application has been submitted to the County Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The permit is issued by the County Clerk & Recorder; the permit is valid for 120 days. The permit may be extended by the BOCC for a period not to exceed 60 days.

Hearings are not required on Transfer of Ownership Liquor Licenses, unless, requested by the BOCC.

 

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Application for a Cabaret License

Hotel & Restaurant and Tavern establishments may apply for a Cabaret License.

An applicant may apply for this license at the time they are applying for a new license or at a later date.

 

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Renewels

  • A two-page renewal application is sent to the applicant by the Liquor Enforcement Division approximately 120 days prior to expiration. (Form DR 8400 & DR 8401)
  • The applicant checks for any changes reflected in this renewal application.
  • The first page must be completed by applicant; questions on page 2 that pertain to the applicant must be completed.
  • The renewal application must be filed with Local Authority no later than 45 days prior to the expiration date.
  • If there are any changes in managers, the new manager must be fingerprinted and submit a $38.50 cashiers check or money order payable to CBI & an Individual History Record DR8404-I must be completed.
  • Complete investigation report with the Sheriff’s Department. When report is returned the original renewal application is required by the County Attorney’s Office. The renewal is then scheduled for a hearing and placed on a BOCC Agenda.
  • After application is approved by Local Authority, a two page renewal along with the appropriate fees is forwarded to the Liquor Enforcement Division, 1375 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80261.
  • Pueblo County fees are deposited with the Pueblo County Treasurer’s Office.
  • The Liquor Enforcement Division sends a State License back to issue to the applicant.
  • Pueblo County Liquor License is completed and both the state and county licenses are mail to the applicant.

 

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Application for a Special Events Permit

*Note: Special Event Permits are only granted to non-profit organizations.

Applicant must complete DR 8439 (06/97)

  • Back page of application indicates the required documents to submit with the application.
  • Appropriate fee
  • Diagram of the area to be licensed
  • Copy of deed, lease or written permission of owner for use of the premises
  • Certificate of good corporate standing (NONPROFIT) issued by Secretary of State within the last two years or; if not incorporated, a NONPROFIT charter; or if a political candidate, attach copies of reports and statements that were filed with the Secretary of State.
  • Application must be submitted to the Local Licensing Authority at least 30 days prior to the event.
  • The premises to be licensed must be posted at least 10 days before a hearing can be held.
  • After the application is approved by Local Licensing Authority, it is sent to the Liquor Enforcement Division at least 10 days prior to the event along with the appropriate fees.
  • License is sent to our office from the Liquor Enforcement Division. No local license is issued by Pueblo County.

 

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Limited Liability & Corporate Report of Changes

  • For Limited Liability Company & Corporate Changes the applicant must fill out DR 8177 (5/97) and report any changes that occur within the Limited Liability Company or Corporation.
  • To add new members the fee is $100.00 per person for background investigation to be paid to either the Department of Revenue or Pueblo County; whoever does the investigation.
  • Each member must be fingerprinted by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Permit Application & Report of Changes

Form DR 8442 (06/02) is used for permit applications or reporting changes.

  • (Example) Retail Warehouse Storage Permit or a Wholesalers Branch House Permit
  • Change of Trade Name or Corporation Name
  • Modification of Premises or addition of an Optional Premises to an existing Hotel & Restaurant Liquor License.
  • Change of Location
  • Change of Manager
  • Bed & Breakfast Permit