Hotel and Restaurant

RE: New Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License Application

Listed below you will find information and forms required to submit an application packet for a new Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License. These forms specify additional documents that need to be included with the application. In addition, Broomfield requires that a Control Plan be submitted with the application. The Plan should identify how alcohol will be controlled on the premises, including but not limited to information regarding locked alcohol storage, signage, and training of employees.

1. Colorado Liquor Retail License Application - DR 8404
2. Individual History Record Application - DR 8404-1
3. City of Broomfield Sales Tax License Application
4. Information regarding Petitions
5. Broomfield Municipal Code - Chapter 5-28
6. Information regarding Police Department Liquor Training
7. Lawful Presence Affidavit - DR 4679 - (for Sole Proprietors, only)

License fees
Payable to: State of Colorado
Application fee for New License or
Application fee for New License - Concurrent Review
Hotel & Restaurant License Fee      $500.00
Manager Registration fee (If there is a separate manager for Hotel &
Restaurant, Lodging & Entertainment or Tavern Licenses only)        $75.00
Payable to: City and County Of Broomfield
Application fee for New License      $900.00
Hotel & Restaurant License Fee        $75.00
Manager Registration fee (If there is a separate manager for        $75.00
Hotel & Restaurant or Tavern Licenses only)
Fingerprinting/Background Check Fee     $38.50 each

If the applicant is a corporation, partnership, association or a limited liability company, it is to list by position all officers and directors, general partners, managing members, registered managers, all stockholders, partners (including limited partners) and members who have a 10% or greater financial interest in the applicant. All persons listed must submit an Individual History Record form and need to go through the fingerprint process

All applicants must contact the Building and Planning Department for any information regarding the location of the licensed premises for zoning, restrictions, etc., and all food service applicants must also contact the Health Department for food service requirements. Applicants with new buildings must complete the planning process before submitting a liquor license application. For questions regarding the planning process please call the Planning Department at 303-438-6284. For food service requirements, please call the Health Department at 720-887-2200.
The Broomfield Local Licensing Authority (LLA) meets the first Wednesday of every month. The new Hotel & Restaurant Liquor License packet must be submitted with all documents and must be printed single-sided on standard 8.5x11 white paper. Completed packets from applicants are due on Monday three weeks prior to the meeting. Click here for LLA application deadlines and meeting dates. Page two of the Colorado Liquor or Fermented Malt Beverage Retail License Application provides a checklist of documentation required to accompany the application submitted. A list of possible additional documents needed is found on page four of the application and on page two of the Individual History Form. After receipt of the application and upon Staff review, a date will be set to present the application before the Broomfield Local Licensing Authority (LLA). At that time, the Authority will note receipt of the application, establish the neighborhood boundaries, and set a date and time for the public hearing regarding this application. The premises will need to be posted by the applicant with a public hearing notice provided by the City Clerk. Petitioning cannot be done until the premise has been posted for 48 hours and the timing begins after photos of the posted notice are submitted to the City Clerk. The public hearing will be held on the predetermined date, where the applicant will make a presentation regarding the needs and desires of the neighborhood. After the presentation, the LLA will make a decision to approve or deny the application for a license, contingent upon background check clearance by the CBI. If approved, the application is then sent to the State Liquor Division for approval. If concurrent review is requested, the application will be sent to the State Liquor Division after the public hearing has been set by the LLA. 

It would be to your advantage to have local representation to follow the process of obtaining a liquor license. If you have any questions on the process, or need further information regarding a new Liquor License, please call the City Clerk's office at 303-438-6332, or email to The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division phone number is 303-205-2300. State of Colorado, Department of Revenue Liquor and Beer Code and Regulations Books are available for purchase by contacting State Central Stores at 303-321-4161. You can also contact the State’s Liquor Division on the State’s website at