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Liquor Licenses

In addition to obtaining a General Business/Sales and Use Tax License, that is obtained by completing the Business Registration Form, businesses that will be selling/serving liquor are also required to obtain the appropriate Liquor License. 

There are several different types of Liquor Licenses (see fee schedule):

  • Art
  • Beer & Wine
  • Brew Pub
  • Club
  • Distillery Pub
  • Hotel & Restaurant
  • Liquor-Licensed Drugstore
  • Lodging & Entertainment
  • Optional Premises
  • Retail Liquor Store
  • Tavern 
  • Vintner's Restaurant
  • FMB (fermented malt beverage) On Premises
  • FMB Off Premises

For a description of each type of license refer to the Colorado Liquor Code Part 4.

To Apply for a liquor license:

Contact the City Clerk's office in person, by phone 303-658-2162 or licensing@cityofwestminster.us for an application packet.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Both State and City forms will be provided based on the type of Liquor License requested and the entity structure of the business. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's office first for review and local approval. 

For specific Westminster liquor licensing requirements, refer to Title V, Chapter 14 of the Westminster Municipal Code.

Tasting Permit

  • Tastings shall be conducted only by a person who has completed a server training program that meets the standards established by the Liquor Enforcement division
  • Person conducting tastings may be an employee of a retail liquor store or liquor-licensed drugstore licensee, or a representative, employee, or agent of the licensed wholesaler, brew pub, distillery pub, manufacturer, limited winery, importer, or vintner's restaurant promoting the alcohol beverages for the tasting
  • Tastings must take place on the licensee’s licensed premises
  • Alcohol used in tastings shall be purchased through a licensed wholesaler, licensed brew pub, or winery, at a cost that is not less than the laid in cost of such alcohol
  • Alcohol samples must not exceed one half of one ounce, Malt or vinous liquor samples must not exceed one ounce
  • Tastings must be conducted between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Tastings shall not exceed a total of 5 hours per day which need not be consecutive
  • Licensee shall prohibit patrons from leaving the premises with unconsumed sample
  • Licensee shall promptly remove all open and unconsumed alcohol from the licensed premises or destroy samples immediately following completion of tastings
  • Licensee shall not serve a person under 21 years of age or intoxicated persons
  • Licensee shall not serve more than 4 samples to a patron during a tasting
  • Alcohol samples shall be in open containers and shall be provided free to patrons
  • Tastings may not exceed 156 days per calendar year