Licenses and Permits

The City Clerk is responsible for administering numerous licenses and permits for the City of Steamboat Springs including Liquor, Transient Sellers, Marijuana, Pawnbroker, Non-Cigarette Tobacco, Refuse Collection and Filming. 

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Liquor License & Permits

The Steamboat Springs City Council, acting as the Local Liquor Licensing Authority, approves or denies all New Liquor License Applications in a public hearing. The applications are then sent to the State of Colorado, Liquor Enforcement Division for final approval.Apply Now Online Button copy


Renew your Annual Liquor License.
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If a person is interested in purchasing an existing establishment with a liquor license, then the City Clerk’s Office processes a Transfer of Ownership, which does not require a public hearing before the Liquor Authority.

July 2020 Final Sales Tax NewsFlashSpecial Event Liquor Permit

A  Special Event Liquor Permit is issued for the sale, by drink only, of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor or fermented malt beverages. Applicants for a special events permit must be non-profit and registered with the Secretary of State for purposes of social, fraternal, patriotic political or athletic nature and not for pecuniary gain; or which is a regularly chartered branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or philanthropic institution.

All applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the event. A maximum of 15 days of events may be held, separately or in combination, each calendar year. The number of permit days per applicant are 15 days per calendar year. The fee for a special events permit is $100.00 payable to the City of Steamboat Springs. 

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For more information: Special Event Checklist (PDF) and Rules and Regulations (PDF).

Other Licenses/Permits

The City Clerk's Office also administers the following licenses/permits:

Please contact the Clerk's Office with questions about the above licenses/permits.

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