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What you should know about CO liquor licenses

Applying for a liquor license can be a great way for you to expand your Colorado business. Our legal team at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. are often asked questions about liquor licenses that range from the penalties for code violations to the filing of the application.

First and foremost, you should be aware of the legal consequences of liquor license violations. The Colorado Department of Revenue lists potential penalties, including the possibility of a felony violation. As a business owner, you could be subject to a felony charge in the event illegal gambling was allowed in the establishment holding the license. Lesser charges are more common, which include misdemeanors and petty offenses.

As for the application process itself, there are several requirements you must satisfy before a license can be obtained. A public hearing will be held where you can make your case before the governing authority. Another important factor in gaining a license is undertaking a survey of the area where your establishment will be located. The subsequent results will be submitted, and these results will then be used to determine whether or not there is a need for such an establishment in a given locality.

You must also fill out and submit the appropriate documentation. This can be a very crucial step, as any inaccuracies or omissions may result in the application being rejected. Timeliness is often imperative when launching any new venture; accordingly, a hold-up in the application process may result in lost opportunities as well as a loss of revenue. For a greater understanding of liquor regulations in Colorado, please visit our website.


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Broomfield Office
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021

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Phone: 303-872-8919
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Denver, CO 80264

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Breckenridge, CO 80424

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