Retail Establishment Liquor Permits

A business that qualifies as a retail establishment or an art gallery may apply for a permit to serve complimentary alcohol beverages up to 24 times a year.

  • A "retail establishment" is an establishment that has the primary purpose of selling goods or services to the public that: (I) conducts business at a physical building in Colorado; and (II) derives less than fifty percent (50%) of the establishment's gross sales of goods and services from the sale of food.
  • An "art gallery" is an establishment whose primary purpose is the display and sale of works of fine art and precious or semi-precious metals or stones.
  • Allow at least 30 days for processing of your application before you plan to begin serving alcohol.
  • An appearance before the Telluride Liquor Licensing Authority will be required.
  • For more information, download a copy of the Telluride Art Gallery Permit FAQs.
  • Fees: $93.25 to Colorado Department of Revenue and $200.00 to Town of Telluride.