Liquor Licenses

LICENSING AUTHORITY

The Lafayette Local Liquor Licensing Authority is composed solely of a hearing officer who shall be responsible for handling all administrative licensing matters and hearings under the Colorado Liquor, Beer, and Special Event Liquor Permits Codes, except as otherwise delegated to the City Clerk.

The authority shall hold a regular meeting once each calendar month unless there is no business to conduct. The authority may unilaterally call special meetings upon and after consultation with the city clerk or the city's clerk's designee. In conformity with applicable statutes and the Lafayette Code of Ordinances, the authority shall have the power to adopt rules of procedure and regulations concerning the matters and hearing that come before it and the presentation of evidence at such hearings.

All hearings before the authority shall be public and shall be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations concerning the procedures for hearings adopted by the authority.

In the conduct of any hearing, the authority shall have the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, decide discovery issues, regulate the course of the hearing, grant continuances, decide motions, and exclude incompetent or unduly repetitious testimony of evidence.

Liquor Hearing Schedule

Make an appointment to file your completed application, including 2 copies of all documentation, to the City Clerk's office at least 45 days in advance of the desired hearing date.

Appointments can be made by emailing LiquorLicensing@lafayetteco.gov or by calling 303-661-1222.

Hearings are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm. If there is no business the meeting will be canceled.

Application Due Date
Public Hearing Date
December 26, 2022February 9, 2023
January 23, 2023March 9, 2023
February 27, 2023April 13, 2023
March 27, 2023May 11, 2023
April 24, 2023June 8, 2023
May 26, 2023July 13, 2023
June 26, 2023August 10, 2023
July 31, 2023September 14, 2023
August 28, 2023October 12, 2023
September 25, 2023November 9, 2023
October 30, 2023December 14, 2023


Meeting Agendas

Liquor Licenses

All retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, taverns, and clubs must be licensed under the Colorado State Liquor Code

Special Event Permits

A special event permit requires the applicant to be a nonprofit organization registered with the Colorado Secretary of State for purposes of social, fraternal, patriotic, political, or athletic activities; a regularly chartered branch, lodge, or chapter of a national organization or society; a regularly established religious or philanthropic institution; or a political candidate or committee.

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Contact

Contact the City Clerk's office with questions.