Licenses and Permits

Liquor License & Permits

The Steamboat Springs City Council, acting as the Local Liquor Licensing Authority, approves or denies all new liquor license applications in a public hearing. The applications are then sent to the State of Colorado, Liquor Enforcement Division for final approval. The City Clerk’s Office administratively processes all New Liquor License applications (PDF) and liquor renewal applications.

If a person is interested in purchasing an existing establishment with a liquor license, then the City Clerk’s Office processes a Transfer of Ownership (PDF), which does not require a public hearing before the Liquor Authority.

Liquor Event Permit

A Special Event Permit (PDF) is issued for the sale, by drink only, of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor or fermented malt beverages. Applicants for a special events permit must be non-profit and registered with the Secretary of State for purposes of social, fraternal, patriotic political or athletic nature and not for pecuniary gain; or which is a regularly chartered branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or philanthropic institution.

All applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the event. A maximum of fifteen days of events may be held, separately or in combination, each calendar year. The number of permit days per applicant are 15 days per calendar year. The fee for a special events permit is $100.00 payable to the City of Steamboat Springs. For more information: Special Event Checklist (PDF) and Rules and Regulations (PDF).

The City Clerk's Office also administers the following licenses/permits:

Please contact us with any questions about the above licenses/permits.