Special Event Liquor Permits

Special Event Liquor Permits

Available only to qualifying organizations:
  • Incorporated under the State of Colorado as a nonprofit organization; or
  • A regularly chartered nonprofit branch, lodge or chapter of a national organization or society
A Special Event application must include a possession document (lease or deed), premise drawing, good standing certificate with the State, liability insurance (for public property) and street closure documents (if appropriate).
  • It is recommended this process be started as soon as the date of the event is known, and at least 45 days in advance.
  • For more information, download a copy of the Telluride Special Event FAQs Booklet.


Due to an increase in Special Event Liquor Permit applications, the amount and frequency of last-minute and incomplete submissions, and the extra and unnecessary burden it places on the Town Clerk's Department, the following rules have been adopted by the Liquor Licensing Authority Hearing Officer for Special Event Liquor Permit Applications:

  • Authority meetings will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 3:00pm unless rescheduled for good cause or cancelled due to lack of applications or other matters on the agenda.
  • Only complete Special Event Permit applications will be accepted by the Clerk's Department. 
  • All Special Event Permit applications shall be submitted no later than 12:00 noon, fourteen (14) days prior to the regularly scheduled Authority meeting, and thirty (30) days prior to the proposed special event.
Special Liquor Licensing Authority meetings will not be scheduled. All applications must be submitted by the required deadlines, so please plan accordingly. 

Required Documents

  1. Ashley Berard

    Business License Administrator
    Phone: (970) 728-2159