Temporary Modification of Premises - Liquor License

After a temporary modification of premises application is filed with the Town Clerk’s office, the file is reviewed, and any deficiencies are reported to the applicant prior to the consideration of the application by the Clerk’s Office. Your application is deemed “received” when the application is completed in full and ALL required documents including payments have been provided.  

Generally, these applications are approved administratively by the Clerk’s Office unless they require a hearing. If the application is approved at the administrative level, the Town Clerk’s office will forward the application to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Liquor Licensing Division for review and approval. Typically, the State will process the application and mail the State’s liquor license to the Town Clerk’s Office within 3-4 weeks. The Town of Erie license is then prepared, and both licenses are issued to the applicant.  A final inspection will be required before a license can be issued.

Please file your application with all documentation and payment, to the Town Clerk’s Office no later than 45 days prior to your license expiration or licensee may face delays, additional fees, possible temporary suspension from State, or Local Licensing Authority (LLA) hearing. If you have had a violation(s)/disturbance(s) during the last year, then you will be required to attend a hearing with the LLA, scheduled by the Clerk’s office.  The LLA hearings occur on the 3rd Tuesday of every month and occurs at the Erie Court House located at 1000 Telleen Avenue Erie, CO 80516.

State’s Resources

Document Checklist Temporary Modification of Premises

Application

Proof of Possession of Property

  • Deed (or) Lease

Floor Plans

  • 2 Floor diagrams (8½" x 11" only): (1) current premises; (2) premises after changes. Diagrams MUST be  legible
  • Exact representation of the licensed premises
  • Include length and width of exterior walls only
  • Include bars, walls, partitions, entrances/exits, storage
  • North orientation
  • Separate diagram for each floor (if multiple levels)
  • Need not be to scale
  • Exterior areas showing control of the licensed premises (fences, walls, doors, gates, etc)
  • A diagram for each floor plan, outlined in RED to indicate the boundary (including external and internal walls, doors, fences, gates, and the like).
  • External license premises only: Indicate tables and chairs
  • The diagram must identify the kitchen area if the applicant is applying for a Hotel and Restaurant class liquor license.  The diagram of the kitchen must include the range, refrigerator, sinks, dishwashers, and other industrial equipment
  • Location of the proposed licensed premises designating where alcoholic beverages will be sold, served, stored, distributed or consumed

Fee Schedule

  • Check or money order for $300.00 payable to the "Colorado Department of Revenue". 

State fee is waived for this type of application between December 7, 2020 and December 7, 2021 per SB 20B‐001

Final Inspection Checklist

The floor plan drawing is to be on 8 1/2 by 11 inches with dimensions included.  The diagram does not have to be to scale, but must accurately reflect the area to be licensed, including depictions of the following:

  • Show North orientation
  • Exterior areas showing control of the licensed premises (fences, walls, doors, gates, etc)
  • A diagram for each floor plan, outlined in red to indicate the boundary (including external and internal walls, doors, fences, gates, restrooms, and etc.) 
  • The diagram must identify the kitchen area if the applicant is applying for a Hotel and Restaurant class liquor license.  The diagram of the kitchen must include the range, refrigerator, sinks, dishwashers, and other industrial equipment
  • The floor plan that is submitted must match the previous owner's floor plan that Excise and Licenses has on file
  • Location of the proposed licensed premises designating where alcoholic beverages will be sold, served, stored, distributed or consumed
  • The diagram must have the licensed liquor area outlined in red