Dear Liquor Stakeholders,
In January 2015, the State Licensing Authority reduced the new liquor application fee from $1,025 to $600. This was done because the liquor cash fund reserves were above the 16.5% statutory limit.
The cash reserve fund is now below this limit and it is now necessary to adjust the fees upward to reflect the direct and indirect costs of the Liquor Enforcement Division and the State Licensing Authority pursuant to 12-47-501(2)(d), C.R.S.
Therefore, on June 15, 2016, the State Licensing Authority filed an emergency rule with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office for a fee increase to $920 for new/transfer liquor applications and $1,020 for new liquor applications with concurrent review, effective July 1, 2016.
Since the emergency rule is only valid for 120 days, the Divisions filed a notice for permanent rule making to adjust the fees permanently to $920 and $1,020 respectively.
In the same permanent rule making notice, the Liquor Enforcement Division also requested an elimination in the product registration fee to move towards an online only registration process for brand registration.
The permanent rule making hearing for these two topics will be on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 1 p.m.:
Colorado Liquor EnforcementEntrance B Conference Room1881 Pierce StreetLakewood, CO 80214
If you have any comments or suggestions concerning these rule changes, please submit the attached DR2477 form.
Attached are the following: