Liquor and Marijuana Licensing

Liquor Licensing

Licenses or permits for the sale of alcoholic beverages are required in Unincorporated Adams County. Colorado liquor and beer retail licenses are issued by both county and state licensing authorities. All license or permit applications must be submitted to Adams County local licensing authority and given approval prior to filing with the State of Colorado Liquor Licensing Division.

Marijuana Licensing

Adams County currently allows retail marijuana facilities only. This includes retail marijuana stores, retail cultivation facilities, marijuana infused product manufacturers (MIPS) and retail marijuana testing facilities. A cap is in place allowing only 10 marijuana establishments within unincorporated Adams County.


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Brandan Slattery
Licensing Administrator
4430 S. Adams County Parkway
First Floor, Suite W2000A
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph: 720.523.6198
Fx: 720.523.6998


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.