Hello Pueblo Businesses,
Here are a few end of the year updates from the Clerk's Office.
We wanted to make sure you are aware that the State Liquor Enforcement Division's waiver of State Liquor License fees ended last week. If you have a Liquor License renewal paperwork from the State, you can look in the upper right hand corner to see if your fee is still waived; otherwise, you will need to submit any renewals or new paperwork with either a check made out to the Department of Revenue or a receipt for payment from the State's online portal (https://secure.colorado.gov/payment/liquor).
Additionally, if you had a COVID modification to extend your outdoor service area, those temporary modifications have also expired. If you would like to continue using that area, you may file for a permanent modification with the Clerk's office or online at pueblo.us/place under Liquor Licensing Modification.
Other updates for the new year include the institution of several late fees for Cabaret licenses and Tobacco licenses (formerly Non-Cigarette Tobacco Licenses). These fees allow us to delay the immediate expiration of these licenses on the due date and give the business owner another opportunity to pay a fee to reactivate the license rather than requiring them to go through the entirety of the licensing process (and cost) again to regain that license. There is a $30 late fee in place January 1 for Tobacco licenses, with an additional $100 fee after January 30, and a late fee of $200 for Cabaret licenses.
Finally, if you are a downtown business and have any comments on the Liquor Entertainment District Map (see previous update: https://www.pueblo.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3957; news coverage at https://krdo.com/news/local-news/2021/12/14/city-of-pueblo-seeks-public-comment-on-proposed-liquor-and-entertainment-district/) we are still accepting written comments in person at the Clerk's Office at 1 City Hall Place or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org through the end of the day.
We wish you a busy customer-filled next few weeks as we move through the holiday season and into the new year. Happy Holidays!