Liquor Licenses

Department Function
The department works in conjunction with the State of Colorado to issue liquor licenses to establishments located within Pitkin County (and outside the city jurisdictions of Aspen, Snowmass village, and Basalt).

Special Events
Summer time is special event time; access pertinent information (PDF) regarding these types of events.

Colorado Department of Revenue

For more extensive information visit the Colorado Department of Revenue online resource.
  1. Applying for a Liquor License

    In order for the owner of an establishment to be eligible to sell malt, vinous or spirituous beverages, particular documents must be issued by the appropriate authorities.

  2. Fees

    See a list of fees for both new and transfer liquor licenses.

  3. General Information

    Learn general facts about the process of applying for a liquor license.

  4. Renewal of an Existing Liquor License

    Liquor licenses expire one year from the date of initial license issuance and must be renewed annually.

  5. Special Events Liquor Permits

    A Special Event Permit authorizes the sale of alcohol beverages, by the drink, to the public at locations where such sale or consumption is not normally permitted.

  6. Types of Licenses & Permits

    View a list of the various types of liquor licenses and permits.