Liquor Licensing

Application Process

Summit County Government through its Board of County Commissioners is the local licensing authority for all applicable liquor licenses within unincorporated Summit County.  All completed application forms and fees are submitted to the office of the Summit County Clerk & Recorder for processing before being forwarded to the Colorado Department of Revenue.  Plan ahead: the application process can take multiple months for new applications, modifications and renewals.  Once you have paperwork and payments compiled for your application, e-mail Liquor License Coordinator Stacey Campbell (contact information to the left on this webpage) to set up an application review appointment.


For each situation, a combination of State and Local forms are usually required.

State forms are available through the Colorado Department of Revenue's Liquor Enforcement Division.
The most common forms used are:
DR8400 - Renewals
DR8404 - New Application
DR8404-I - New Application Individual History
DR8442 - Modification
DR8439 - Special Event Application (Non-Profits)

Local forms are used as well in combination with the State forms, depending on what type of application is being made.
Fingerprint cards and sample - available in person at the Clerk & Recorder's Office
Affidavit of Source of Funds
Affidavit of Circulator


Click here for a schedule of Liquor Licensing Fees.  Calculate fees based on the Local and State fee columns, using the "County" not "City" values.  Remember to separate fees due to CBI for fingerprinting as well, $38.50 per applicant.  All fees and paperwork are submitted to the Clerk & Recorder's Office - including State forms and payment.  The Clerk's Office forwards State paperwork and payments for you at the appropriate time.


The Summit County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) meets regularly on alternating Tuesdays at 1:30pm.  New applications must be submitted completely and with all payments included no less than 30 days prior to the Public Hearing requested.  Concurrent Review is an option applicants can pay for in their application payment, provided through the CDOR LED that can decrease review turnaround time.  Concurrent Review allows for the State to review the application concurrently with the County.

Location Matters!

If your business is located within the city limits of Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Blue River, or Montezuma you will need to contact the town's municipal clerk where the business is located for your liquor licensing needs.  The Office of the Clerk & Recorder for Summit County only handles Liquor License applications for businesses located in Unincorporated Summit County.