Liquor Licensing

Liquor Licensing in the State of Colorado is a two-tiered process.

For most licensing matters, local approval must be obtained prior to final approval by the State Liquor Enforcement Division. 

Matters requiring a public hearing are decided by the Centennial Liquor Licensing Authority, while other matters of an administrative nature are handled by the City Clerk and staff.

Liquor Licensing Updates

All liquor licensing matters must be done by appointment only. Please contact Christina Lovelace, Deputy City Clerk/Licensing Admin, to schedule an appointment or have your questions answered. clovelace@centennialco.gov or 303-754-3371

Liquor Licensing Forms & Procedures

General Information


Liquor License Renewal Documents


New Liquor License Applications


Transfer of Ownership Application


Liquor-Licensed Drugstore (LLDS)


Background Forms for New, Transfer and Change of Manager Applications


Other Liquor Licensing Documents


Special Events Permits


Alcohol Beverage Tasting


Surrender a License


Local Approval for Sales Room (Brewery, Distillery and Wineries only)

Liquor Licensing Authority

The Centennial Liquor Licensing Authority conducts hearings for new liquor license applications, change of location applications, special events permits, renewal hearings and show cause hearings.  The Centennial Liquor Licensing Authority is designated as a sole hearing officer via Ordinance No. 2015-O-30.  

Ford Wheatley, IV, was appointed by City Council via Resolution No. 2016-R-03 as the Hearing Officer for the City.  Public Hearings are open to members of the public and are generally scheduled on Mondays or Tuesdays during day-time hours in the Aspen Room at the Civic Center.  For a list of upcoming meetings please email us at cityclerksoffice@centennialco.gov.