Special Event Liquor Permits

Special Event Liquor Permits are 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; or
  • A municipality, special district, or county.

A Special Event application must include:

  1. A possession document (lease or deed) 
  2. Premise drawing 
  3. Alcohol Storage Letter, 
  4. Good standing certificate with the State (within the last 2 years),
  5. State of Colorado Approved Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training Certificate for the event manager (within the last 2 years)
  6.  Liability Insurance (for public property)
  7. Street closure documents (if appropriate)

Please read the **NOTICE** below for information on submitting your application.

For more information, download a copy of the Telluride Special Event FAQs.

Required Documents

  1. Special Event Permit Application - Download to submit electronically or print.
  2. Financial Follow-Up - Required for events held on Town-owned Property.
  3. Fees - $75/permit if application is received 45 days or greater prior to event. $100/permit 30-44 days prior to event.



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 must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon, fourteen (14) days prior to the regularly scheduled Authority meeting, and no less than thirty (30) days prior to the proposed special event.
  • Public notice of the proposed permit and of the procedure for protesting issuance of the permit shall be conspicuously posted at the proposed location for at least ten days before approval of the permit by the local licensing authority. 

Special Liquor Licensing Authority meetings will not be scheduled. 

All applications must be submitted by the required deadlines, so please plan accordingly.