Liquor Licensing

Since there are numerous state forms to complete and steps to follow, we recommend that you review the comprehensive application packet with a City Clerk staff member to ensure a smooth application process and to meet your business’s opening date. The City Clerk's Office is located at 6060 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111. An application packet can be mailed to you by calling 303-486-5755 or email

Since approval of a liquor license is a two-tier process with the State of Colorado, you may want to visit the State of Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division website for more information.

The Village’s Licensing Authority has rules and regulations that are given to all new licensees regarding liquor licensing. If you would like a hard copy of the rules and regulations mailed to you, please call 303-486-5755.


Liquor licenses are valid for one year from the date of the approval by the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division and must be renewed each year. Approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date of the license, you should receive a renewal application from the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division. Approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date of the license, you should receive a reminder letter and a Statement of Training form from the City Clerk's Office. Completed renewal applications must be accompanied by both city and state fees and submitted, no later than 45 days, before the license expires to the City Clerk's Office for processing.


Any changes to your liquor license including a change in the operating manager, a change in corporate structure or trade name, a change in partnership or limited liability member, change in location, or transfer of ownership or modification of your licensed premises must be reported to the City Clerk's Office for consideration by both the local and state licensing authorities.

We genuinely care about the businesses located in the Village and want to ensure that we are available to assist in the liquor licensing process. You may also call us at 303-486-5755 with any questions you may have.
Liquor Service for Retail restaurants and taverns pursuant to Pursuant to Gov. Polis Executive Order 2020-011 regarding Covid-19. This Executive Order is in effect from March 20, 2020, to April 18, 2020.

In order to comply with the temporary allowances for on-premise retail licensed facilities and breweries operating an approved salesroom, you must: 
● Operate a licensed on-premise retail establishment that sells food, or brewery that operates an approved salesroom, and provide alcohol beverage in sealed containers (as defined by C.R.S. 44-3-103(51) without violating the open container law C.R.S. 424-1305);
● Hold one of the following on-premise retail license types: Beer and Wine, Brew Pubs, Club Licenses, Distillery Pubs, Hotel & Restaurant, Lodging and Entertainment, Tavern, or Vintners Restaurant;
● Sell alcohol with the sale of food (food and alcohol purchases must be reflected on the same receipt or transaction), or brewery with an approved salesroom;
● Provide only products manufactured on-site, if a licensed as a distillery pub or brewery  (may   not provide mixed drinks);
● Receive orders via online, in person, telephonically, or third party vendor;
● Not violate the delivery requirements of the sealed container law in C.R.S. 44-3103(51) and open container law in C.R.S. 42-4-1305. Deliveries may only be made to the address provided at the time of the order. Persons making the deliveries must be over the age of 21 and an employee of the licensee. Persons delivering must verify the age of the individual receiving the alcohol beverage(s);
● Sell to only those individuals who are 21 years of age or over (individual placing the order must provide their name, date of birth, and delivery address) and verify information upon delivery; and
● Retain all records regarding the delivery of alcohol beverages pursuant to C.R.S. 443-701.

Liquor licensing in Colorado requires Village businesses to obtain license approval from the Greenwood Village Local Liquor Licensing Authority. The Local Liquor Licensing Authority of the Village is the City Council. Your first contact regarding Liquor Licensing in Greenwood Village is with the City Clerk's Office. The City Clerk, acting on behalf of the Local Liquor Licensing Authority, is authorized to accept liquor license applications, process applications, and hold administrative hearings. Because the service of alcoholic beverages is a serious matter and clearly impacts our community, staff is available to assist businesses with the liquor licensing application process.