Transfer of Ownership - Retail Liquor Store

RE: Transfer of Ownership - Retail Liquor Store

Listed below you will find information and forms regarding a Transfer of Ownership for a Retail Liquor Store 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 – DR8404 
2. Individual History Record Application - DR8404-1
3. City of Broomfield Sales Tax License Application
4. Affidavit of Transfer and Statement of Compliance
5. Broomfield Municipal Code – Chapter 5-28
6. Information regarding Police Department Liquor Training
7. Lawful Presence Affidavit (for Sole Proprietors Only)

License fees for Transfer of Ownership
 Payable to: State of Colorado  
      Application fee for Transfer of Ownership
      License Fee   $227.50
 Payable to: City and County Of Broomfield  
      Application fee for New License   $550.00
      License Fee  $ 22.50
 Payable to: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI/FBI)  
      Fingerprinting/Background Check Fee  
      (Cashiers check or money order only)
 $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 (IHR) form and need to be fingerprinted by the Police Department for a background check. If there is a Master File with the State of Colorado, please provide that information. Fingerprinting is done weekly in the Broomfield Police Department on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is a fee of $38.50 for each person being fingerprinted, which should be submitted to the Clerk’s office, along with the fingerprint card.

All applicants must contact the Building and Planning Departments 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. For questions regarding the planning process please the Planning Department at 303-438-6284. If there are any changes to the building, please contact the Building Department at 303-438-6370.

The Broomfield Local Licensing Authority (LLA) meets the first Wednesday of every month. Completed packets from applicants are due on Monday three weeks prior to the meeting. (See the chart below for specific dates.) Page 2 of the Colorado Liquor or 3.2% Fermented Malt Beverage Retail License Application provides a checklist of all documentation required to accompany the application submitted. A list of possible additional documents needed is found on page 4 of the application and on page 2 of the Individual History Form. The application packet must be submitted in duplicate. All documents must be printed single-sided on standard 8.5x11 white paper. In addition, the City of Broomfield asks for an Affidavit of Source of Funds. The application must be submitted in duplicate. After receipt of the application and upon Staff review of its completeness, the application will be set to be heard before the Authority at the next possible meeting. After the presentation, the LLA will make a decision to approve or deny the application for the transfer. The application is then sent to the State Liquor Division for its approval.

 Application Due Date   LLA Meeting Date
     Application Due Date  LLA Meeting Date
 December 14, 2015  January 6, 2016        June 13, 2016   July 6, 2016
 January 11, 2016  February 3, 2016        July 13, 2016   August 11, 2016
 February 8, 2016  March 2, 2016        August 15, 2016   September 7, 2016
 March 14, 2016  April 6, 2016        September 12, 2016   October 5, 2016
 April 11, 2016  May 4, 2016        October 10, 2016   November 2, 2016
 May 9, 2016  June 1, 2016        November 14, 2016   December 7, 2016

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