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Liquor Licensing

Twofold Application Process

Liquor licensing requires twofold approval, which is initiated at the local level and is submitted for state review and approval once the Durango Local Licensing Authority has granted approval.

Two tests must be met to qualify as the holder of a liquor license:

  • First is the good moral character of the applicant, which is proven through fingerprinting and background investigations conducted at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • The second is the needs and desires of the designated neighborhood, which is proven by the circulation of petitions prepared by the clerk's staff.

Forms & Fees

Local and state application forms are available in the Clerk's Office. It takes approximately 120 days to complete the application process.

Fees vary depending on the class of license sought. Liquor licenses are issued for a 12-month period beginning on the day of issuance of the state license.

Contact Information

Contact the City Clerk's Office at (970) 375-5010 for additional information.

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