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    Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Motor Vehicle
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Closed on Wednesdays

    Closed on county holidays

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    Clerk & Recorder
    P.O. Box 537
    500 Broadway, Suite 101
    Eagle, Colorado  81631

Liquor License

Obtaining a Liquor License

Eagle County acts as the Local Licensing Authority for unincorporated areas of the county. Administration of these licenses is performed by the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. 

For information on obtaining a liquor license in unincorporated Eagle County or to make an appointment for in-person services, contact Kathy Scriver, Liquor License Coordinator with the Clerk’s Office at or at 970-328-8718.

For licensing within incorporated towns, please contact the incorporated towns.

Department of Revenue Liquor Publications

Eagle County and State Liquor Licensing Fees

Liquor License Renewals
DR 8400 Renewal Application

All liquor licenses (state and county) must be renewed annually. Approximately 90 days prior to expiration, the Colorado Department of Revenue will send you a renewal form. If you do not receive the form please contact the Kathy Scriver at 970-328-8718.

Please complete the renewal form and return it along with the state and local fees to:

Eagle County Clerk & Recorder
Attn: Kathy Scriver
P.O. Box 537
Eagle, CO 81631

Renewal applications must be filed with the local licensing authority at least 45 days from the date of expiration of the license. The local authority may charge a $500 late fee if a renewal is not received before the date of expiration.  

DR 8009 Change of Mailing Address/Name Notification
Complete this form to change the business mailing address.

New Licenses and Transfers of Ownership
To apply for either a new liquor license, or to transfer the ownership of an existing license, you will need to complete the following forms: 

With your application, you will need to submit TWO (2) separate checks - one (1) each to: A) Colorado Department of Revenue for state fees; B) Eagle County Clerk and Recorder for county fees.

The entire process for a new license or to transfer ownership of an existing license can take anywhere from 60 to 90 days. To expedite this process, it is recommended that new license applicants request for concurrent review by the state.  It is recommended that transfer of ownership applicants request a temporary permit be issued by the county. The cost for either of these is an additional $100.

It is highly recommended that you sit down with the county's liquor license coordinator, Kathy Scriver when filing your application as there are many requirements that need to be met to obtain a liquor license. Failure to meet any of these requirements could delay processing of the application.

Special Events Permits Guidelines (44-5-102 C.R.S)

A Special Event Permit issued under this article may be issued to an organization, whether or not presently licensed under Articles 4 and 3 of this title, which has been incorporated under the laws of this state for the purpose of a 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 organization or society organized for such purposes and being nonprofit in nature, or which is a regularly established religious or philanthropic institution, and to any political candidate who has filed the necessary reports and statements with the Secretary of State pursuant to Article 45 of Title 1, C.R.S. A Special Event permit may be issued to any municipality owning arts facilities at which productions or performances of an artistic or cultural nature are presented for use at such facilities. 

If an event is cancelled, the application fees and the day(s) are forfeited.

If you are a nonprofit agency and wish to hold a liquor-related event at an establishment in unincorporated Eagle County that does not possess a liquor license, you must apply for a Special Events Permit. All applications must be received by the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at least 30 days prior to the date of the event to allow for proper processing. Failure to do so will result in your application being denied.

Special Events Permit Fees

County Fees: $100 per application (regardless of number of days of event). Make check payable to Eagle County Clerk and Recorder. No cash payments will be accepted.

You may download the following forms or visit the Clerk’s Office for an application packet.  

Please complete the Special Event Permit forms and return it along with local fees to:

Eagle County Clerk & Recorder
Attn:  Kathy Scriver
P.O. Box 537 
Eagle, CO 81631

Physical Address:
500 Broadway
Eagle, CO 81631

Applications that are faxed or emailed will not be accepted.

Manager’s Registration
All licensees possessing a Hotel and Restaurant or a Tavern License are required to register their managers with local and state authorities.  Should your designated manager change, you must notify Eagle County within five days and register the new manager within 30 days.

To register a manager complete the following forms:

Background Checks
All persons applying for a new liquor license, for the transfer of ownership of a liquor license, or for a manager’s registration must submit a fingerprint card for a background check. Applicants will be required to pre-enroll and schedule an appointment to have their fingerprints taken and submitted electronically to CBI for processing using the IdentoGO website.  

DR 8442 Reporting Changes or Requesting Additional Permits

Complete this form if you are requesting a duplicate license, retail-warehouse storage permit, trade name change, modification of the license premise, or changing location.

DR 8177 Corporation, Limited Liability Company and Partnership Report of Changes

Complete this form if you wish to add or remove officers, directors (corporation) or managing members (LLC) or general partner(s).

DR 8443 Art Gallery Permit Application

An Art Gallery Permit allows art galleries to offer complimentary malt, vinous, or spirituous liquors for consumption on licensed premises. Alcohol beverages may not be served more than four (4) hours in any one day, and no more than 15 days per year. The permit is valid for one year from date of issuance. Contact the Clerk and Recorder's Office for additional information.

Alcohol Server Training
Eagle County requires that all employees serving, selling, or dispensing alcoholic beverages be trained through one of the following approved programs:

Employees must be certified within 30 days of hire, and training must be repeated every three years.

Although the web based course is accepted for new hires in a pinch, it is not accepted by the state and does not satisfy the requirement for those participating in tastings. It is highly recommend that employees new to the business register for a class course.