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.
COVID-19 Related Links:
- Tri-County Healthy District Homepage
- Liquor Enforcement Division COVID-19 Update
- Liquor/Tobacco Bulletin Board
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 11 marijuana establishments within unincorporated Adams County.
Colorado Department of Revenue - Enforcement Division gains and monitors compliance with Colorado liquor and tobacco laws and regulations through education, outreach, licensing, inspections and enforcement activities in conjunction and cooperation with local and state enforcement officials, local licensing authorities, the industry, advocacy and community groups and the general public.
Liquor and Marijuana Licensing Authority Board (LMLAB)
The Authority shall have the power to accept applications, conduct investigations, and grant, renew, suspend and revoke liquor licenses, and to regulate the liquor licensing process for beer, malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors as allowed by law, including, but not limited to, Articles 46, 47, and 48 of Title 12, C.R.S., and the marijuana licensing process for marijuana establishments as allowed by law, including, but not limited to Colorado Constitution, art, XVIII, Sections 14 and 16, and Articles 43.3 and 43.4 of Title 12, C.R.S., within the unincorporated areas of Adams County. The Authority shall have all powers of a local liquor and a local marijuana licensing authority set forth in said statues and in regulations promulgated by the Colorado Department of Revenue, Liquor/Tobacco Enforcement and Marijuana Enforcement Division, or any successor agency. Meetings occur the first Monday of every month.