Liquor Licensing in the State of Colorado is a two-tiered process. 

 For most licensing matters, local approval must be obtained prior to final approval by the State Liquor Enforcement Division. 

Matters requiring a public hearing are decided by the Centennial Liquor Licensing Authority, while other matters of an administrative nature are handled by the City Clerk and staff.

Learn more about the procedures and access required forms.  Contact Christina Cooney, Licensing and Records Clerk, (303) 754-3371, regarding any liquor licensing questions.

Liquor Licensing Updates

  • Licensees can now apply for additional LLDS, for applications and additional documents please view our Forms & Procedures page. Before applying for a Retail Liquor License or a Liquor License Drug Store please contact the Centennial Licensing Clerk to ensure you meet the requirements. As of July 1, 2016 no new licenses can be issued within 1,500 ft of another retail liquor license. Please contact the clerk to assist you with zoning.
  • Liquor Enforcement has created a new license type for those looking for a full service bar but do not qualify for an Hotel and Restaurant or Tavern license. Click here for more information on the New Lodging & Entertainment License. (Effective August 10, 2016)
  • New State fees have been implemented as of August 1, 2018. For more information on why they had a fee increase please visit their website at: Colorado Department of Revenue Fees
  • As of January 1, 2019 the State of Colorado will be converting all 3.2 licenses into Fermented Malt Beverage licenses. If you have concerns or questions please call 303-754-3371


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13133 East Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO  80112

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