Liquor License FAQ
Q: How do I renew my liquor license?
A: A liquor license renewal is the sole responsibility of the licensee. The timeline of events is as follows:
You will need to submit all of the following documents to the CITY OF BOULDER
DO NOT send your State renewal to the State
Q: Why do I need a Certificate of Good Standing to renew my liquor license?
A: The purpose of submitting a Certificate of Good Standing is to insure that the applicant has kept up with Secretary of State requirements and obligations. If an entity is not in good standing, then a liquor license cannot be renewed. Certificates are not required for Sole Proprietors.
Q: How do I obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State?
A: To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing, you have two options:
1. Call the Secretary of State at 303-894-2251 to inquire about the process to obtain a Certificate.
2. Go to the Secretary of State's website. This option will allow you to search a database of business records and obtain an entity=s status. The status must state "GOOD" on the form to be accepted by this office. If the entity=s status is other than good, the issue will need to be resolved with the Secretary of State prior to submitting your renewal. If the status is good, then simply print out the form and submit it with your license renewal.
Q: Can staff drink alcohol after-hours when the establishment is closed?
A: The short answer is no, you may not have any alcohol sitting out or being consumed after legal hours. Alcohol sales/service is only allowed during certain hours based on the type of liquor license that you hold. If you have a 3.2% Beer On-Premises license, then you may only have beer available from 5:00 am - Midnight. Any alcohol that is sold or served after midnight is a violation of State regulation 12-47-901(IV)(c). If you have a Beer & Wine, Tavern or Hotel-Restaurant liquor license, then you may only have alcohol available from 7:00 am - 2:00 am. Any alcohol that is sold or served after 2:00 am is a violation of State regulation 12-47-901(IV)(b)(I).
Q: What type of identification can I accept for alcohol sales?
A: You are limited to the following types of identification:
If any of the above types of identification are expired, then you should not accept them.
Q: What about fake IDs?
A: If a licensee or it’s employees have reasonable cause to believe that a person is under 21 and is exhibiting a fake ID in an attempt to obtain any alcohol beverage, then you are authorized to confiscate the fake ID. This is supported under C.R.S. 12-47-901(5)(a)(II)(A).
Q: What do I do with the fake IDs that we have confiscated?
Q: What is the required age for alcohol service employees?
A: According to the State Liquor Enforcement Division's website, it is:
Q: Where can I find out more about State and local liquor laws?
A: The City of Boulder's Beverages Licensing Authority has Rules & Regulations that are given to all new licensees. If you would like to obtain a hard copy, please call 303-441-4192. The State rules and regulations can be found at the Liquor Division.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 14:14