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Special Event Liquor License Instructions

You must complete a city & a state application, and at your scheduled meeting with city licensing staff, turn in BOTH to the City licensing office.

Pursuant to State Liquor Code and the City of Boulder, anyone that is selling and/or serving alcohol where members of the general public have access, are required to obtain a Special Event Permit. Non-Profit organizations are the only entities that qualify as an applicant. Each applicant is limited to fifteen (15) days per calendar year for special event permits. A complete application must be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the event, there are no exceptions.

Do not send the application to the State liquor division. When you have completed the application, you must schedule an appointment with the Licensing office to review the application. You must be sure to schedule this appointment at least thirty (30) days prior to the event. At the meeting we will provide a poster that you will post at the event location for a minimum of 10 days. Please contact the Licensing division at 303-441-4192. 

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