Special Events Liquor Permit

Any entity that is selling and/or serving alcohol by individual servings at a public event is required to obtain a Special Event Liquor Permit. Nonprofit organizations are the only entities that qualify as an applicant. The application must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office 45 days prior to the event date.  

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Application Checklist

  • State Application DR 8439
  • Special Event Permit Questionnaire Form (not needed if the online portal is used)
  • Certificate of Good Standing for Colorado’s Secretary of State
  • Copy of deed, lease, or written permission for use of the premises
  • Dimensioned event diagram indicating the specific perimeter of alcohol service area, food and bar locations, and exits/entrances.
  • $100 fee paid to the Town of Erie

The application will be reviewed by the Clerk’s Office and the applicant will be notified of any discrepancies and if a hearing is required. If the application does not need a hearing the applicant will be given a Special Event Public Notice poster that must be posted for 10 days at the location of the event.