Licensing of new businesses to sell/serve alcoholic beverages in Colorado is a two-tier process requiring approval from two liquor licensing authorities - the city and the State of Colorado. Locally, the City of Montrose City Clerk's Office facilitates this process and serves and the liaison between the license applicant and both liquor licensing authorities.
Please contact the City Clerk's Office to discuss the liquor licensing process or use the link below to get started with the application process.
The Liquor License Application packet contains general liquor/beer licensing information and guidelines, as well as all the state and local forms necessary to apply for such licenses.
Special Events Liquor Licensing
Qualified non-profit organizations may obtain permits to serve alcoholic beverages at special events for a maximum of 15 calendar days per year. Special Event Permit applications are reviewed for approval by both state and local authorities. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at least 30 days (preferably 60 days) in advance of the event.