Liquor Licensing

View Liquor License Hearing agendas.

Note: Notices for hearings are required to be published in the newspaper as well as posted at the location of the license. However, in the interest of transparency, these hearings will also now be posted on the Public Hearing calendar.

All other inquiries may email the Town Clerk.


  • Applications are submitted to the Town Clerk.
  • Background investigations are required for each officer of the business and the operating manager for new applications and for new owners or managers.
  • Hearings are set for all new applications and any other application as deemed necessary; all other applications are approved administratively.
  • After local approval, applications are submitted to the State.
  • Once State approval is obtained and all requirements are met, the license will be issued.

Please email the Town Clerk to be sent a link to a secure folder if you're sending documents that contain Personal Identifying Information (PII).

Send the completed application, attachment and fees to:

- or -

  • Castle Rock Town Clerk
    Attn: Lisa Anderson
    100 N Wilcox St.
    Castle Rock, CO 80104

See tabs below for specific applications, information and fees. 

Liquor law

It is a licensee's responsibility to be in compliance - refer to the State Liquor Regulations for any updates to liquor laws, rules and regulations. Violations or failure to report changes can result in fines, suspension or revocation.

Compliance checks
Compliance checks and inspections are performed by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Responsible Vendor / TIPS Training

Responsible Vendor / TIPS Training for servers is available via live streaming or classroom (list of trainers). The training is not mandatory, but it is strongly suggested to obtain it to ensure your servers are in compliance and to protect your business against violations.

Visit the State Department of Revenue Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division.

  1. Renew
  2. New license
  3. Changes
  4. Special events and festivals
  5. Tastings
  6. Transfer
  7. Modifications, takeout and  delivery

License renewals

60 days prior to expiration - submit to Town Clerk:
Please email the Town Clerk to be sent a link to a secure folder if you are sending documents that contain Personal Identifying Information (PII).

Note: Your renewal will not be approved until:

  1. Your business license is current
  2. Your sales taxes are current
  3. Town departments sign off which may include an inspection of your premise

1. Complete the following forms from the State website

  • DR 8400 - Retail Liquor Renewal Application or Fermented Malt Beverage License Renewal Application (March 1, 2023, will convert to Fermented Malt Beverage and Wine Retailer)
  • DR 8495 - Tax Check Authorization, Waiver, and Request to Release Information
  • DR 4679 - Affidavit - Restrictions on Public Benefits (Only if you are a sole proprietor)

2. Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for your Business: Secretary of State

3. Pay Fees - (If pay online - attach receipt):
 4. Record any changes since last renewal:
  • Manager or Ownership Changes - click on the "Changes" tab
  • Liquor Licensed Drug Stores Manager Permits & Renewals - click on the "Changes" tab
  • Modifications of Premise - click on "Modification: tab

Renewal fees (includes renewal and license fees)  

LicenseTown of Castle Rock

Town Payment
Colorado Department of Revenue

State Payment
Art License$141.25$358.75
Beer and Wine License$148.75$401.25 
Brew-Pub License$175.00$800.00
Club License$141.25$358.75
Hotel and Restaurant License

Plus Each Optional Premise

Liquor Licensed Drugstore$122.50$277.50
Lodging and Entertainment License$175.00$550.00
Fermented Malt Beverage License (March 1, 2023 will Convert to Fermented Malt Beverage and Wine Retailer License)$103.75$146.25 
Retail Liquor Store License$122.50$277.50
Tavern License$175.00$550.00
 Vintner's Restaurant License$175.00$800.00
Late Renewal before 90 days past due$500.00$550.00
Reissue Fee (90 to 180 days past due) *may have to re-apply for a new license$500.00$500.00
Application Reissue Fine$25 per day beyond 90 days$25 per day beyond 90 days