Liquor Licensing

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Liquor Licensing in the City of Loveland

In the State of Colorado obtaining a liquor license is a dual process beginning at the local level. A dual process requires review and approval from the Local Licensing Authority and State Liquor Enforcement Division. Licenses for the sale of Alcoholic Beverages are administered by the Local Licensing Authority. The City Clerk acts as liaison and serves as the Secretary to the Authority. 

Temporary Modification of Premises (COVID-19)

Emergency regulations were adopted to allow on-premises consumption licensed establishments to apply for temporary modifications in order to allow for temporary outdoor seating areas to support social distancing requirements while complying with all public health orders and other liquor laws and regulations.

To apply for a temporary modification, please see the documents below:

Loveland Patio Program - Application required to expand your premise temporarily for restaurant service.

Temporary Modification of Premises - Guidelines and Checklist
Permit Application and Report of Changes DR 8442 - Application for Temporary Modification of Premise for Liquor Licensing. 
Minor Warning Signs
Printing Minor Warning Signs Instructions
Bulletin 20-07 (COVID-19) - Emergency Regulations (State of Colorado)
Colorado Guidance for Restaurants and Food Services
Larimer County Restaurant Compliance Checklist

Liquor Licensing Information

Businesses desiring a liquor license within the City of Loveland need to make application to the Local Licensing Authority first. The Authority conducts hearings and makes findings on whether to grant or deny a liquor license. Applicants unfamiliar with the lengthy and detailed application process may want to consult an attorney.  Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Application forms and fees do change often and the State posts their current forms ( , please check with the State or contact to verify current processes and fees or general questions. Once you're ready to submit your application, please email or call to make an appointment to submit.

 Applying for a new liquor license? You can download the application packet here:

Fingerprinting is now ONLY being accepted via digital printing, you may find a digital fingerprinting agency by going to the State's website:   
scroll down to Liquor License and click on the plus sign; then click on the "Local (City/County) Liquor Licensure" - and proceed from there to get an appointment to get printed.  


Quick Links:

Local Licensing Authority Fee Schedule

City of Loveland Occupational Tax 

Rules & Procedures -Adopted June 21 2018


Department of Revenue - State information:

The State Website has the below information and other topics relating to Liquor:

  • Bulletins
  • Senate Bills
  • State forms
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Beer and Liquor Code



If you are submitting a New Application or Transfer of ownership application, please call to schedule an appointment with the City Clerk's Office at (970) 962-2000 #9 or email


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