All new liquor licenses, transfers of ownership, renewals, and special events liquor licenses must be approved by both the Town of Mt. Crested Butte and the Colorado Department of Revenue Liquor Enforcement Division.
If you would like to obtain a liquor license, you can find forms, information, and a copy of the Colorado Liquor and Beer Licensee Handbook by going to the Colorado Department of Revenue Liquor Enforcement website.
The Department of Revenue will not accept applications directly from an applicant. The processing and approval of a liquor license can be a time-consuming and lengthy procedure. New applications can take up to six months to process.
Transfers of ownership, renewals, registration of managers, changes in corporate structure, granting of temporary permits, and changes in trade or corporate name may be renewed and approved by the Town Clerk without a public hearing or appearance before the Town Council.
New liquor licenses and special events liquor licenses will require a public hearing before the Town Council.
For questions or concerns, please contact Town Clerk, Tiffany O'Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-349-6632, ext 103.
- Are there fees involved for a liquor license?
All fees (both to the Town of Mt. CB and to the Department of Revenue), all applications, and pertinent documentation related to obtaining a liquor license or renewal of an existing license must be returned to the Town Clerk, who will forward your application and applicable fees to the Department of Revenue after local approval of your license.
- Liquor License Renewals
You will receive your liquor license renewal form from the State of Colorado about 60 to 90 days prior to your expiration date. You must complete the form and send it to the Mt. Crested Butte Town Clerk. DO NOT send it back to the state of Colorado.
You will need to include a check for your liquor license renewal to the State of Colorado/ Colorado Department of Revenue, including any fees for optional premises, and a check to the Town of Mt. Crested Butte for $100 which must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the expiration of your liquor license.
You can mail this to:
Town of Mt. Crested Butte
Attn: Tiffany O'Connell, Town Clerk
PO Box 5800
Crested Butte, CO 81225
The Town Clerk will also inspect your property prior to issuing a new liquor license. If you did not receive the form from the state, it is your responsibility to go online and print a blank one.
- Special Event Liquor Permit
If your event will be selling alcohol you will need to apply for a Special Event Liquor Permit. This application should be submitted to the Town Clerk no later than 60 days prior to your event. Failure to submit an application in a timely manner could result in your application being denied. For more information regarding special event liquor permits please click here. For information regarding special event liquor permits please contact Tiffany O'Connell, Town Clerk at 970-349-6332, ext 103 or email@example.com.