Changes to a Liquor License

Each liquor license is unique to the owner, premises and type of license. Prior to making any changes or alterations* to any of these, the owner must receive written approval from both the La Plata County Liquor Licensing Clerk and the Colorado Department of Revenue by submitting a Permit Application and Report of Changes DR8442.

*To “alter” means:
"any increase or decrease in the capacity of the establishment; moving, adding or increasing the size of the bar; or sealing off, creating, or relocating doors or passages." In other words, a licensee may not change or modify the premises in such a way that would affect the basic character or physical structure as it was previously approved, unless new approval is obtained.

To Apply for a Modification of a Licensed Premises, Addition of an Optional Premises, or Addition of a Related Facility:Fill out form DR8442, including Section 9

  • Complete the Oath of Application on Page 4
  • Attach a diagram of the current licensed premises and a diagram of the proposed changes for the licenses premises
  • Attach any existing lease that is revised due to the modification
  • Include the appropriate fees to the State and Local Liquor License Authority
  • Submit application to the Local Liquor Licensing Clerk

To Change Manager: (Hotel and Restaurant or Tavern License only)

  • Fill out form DR8442, including Section 8
  • Complete the Oath of Application on Page 4 
  • New managers must complete and submit an Individual History (Form DR8404-I)
  • Include the appropriate fees to the State and Local Liquor License Authority
  • Submit application to the Local Liquor Licensing Clerk

To Change Corporation or Trade Name:

  • Fill out form DR 8442, including Section 6
  • Complete the Oath of Application on Page 4
  • Include the appropriate fees to the State
  • Submit application to the Local Liquor Licensing Clerk

  If a Corporate Name Change is being filed:

  • Attach the Certificate of Amendment filed with the Secretary of State OR
  • Statement of Change filed with the Secretary of State AND
  • Minutes of Corporate meeting, Limited Liability Members meeting, Partnership Agreement

To Report a Change in Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Partnership:

  • Fill out Form DR8177. Follow instructions on Pg. 2. Include fees as outlined on Pg. 2.
For a Change of Location:
See specific directions for Change of Location:

     Change of Location
     Petition form for Transfer of Location

For a Change in Class of License:
A request for a change in the class of license from that presently held by a licensee shall be considered as an application for a new license, with the exception that a liquor licensed drugstore licensee licensed on or before July 1, 2000 may convert or transfer to a retail liquor store license without applying for a new license.