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About the Authority

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The Liquor Licensing Authority was created by ordinance in May 2003; it became the Liquor & Marijuana Licensing Authority in 2016.  The “Authority” is comprised of five members, who are residents and electors of the Town of Breckenridge.  Regular meetings of the Liquor & Marijuana Licensing Authority are held on the third Tuesday of each month, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium located at 150 Ski Hill Road.

As the “local licensing authority” for the Town, the Liquor & Marijuana Licensing Authority has responsibility for all Town decisions involving liquor and marijuana licenses, with one exception being special event liquor licenses which are approved administratively.  The Authority has been vested with the authority to grant or refuse alcoholic beverage licenses, to promulgate rules and regulations, to conduct investigations and to suspend or revoke licenses for cause in the manner provided by law.

The Authority's responsibilities include the review and approval of new license applications, transfers of ownership, renewals, modifications to premises, and other changes.  In addition, the Authority will impose appropriate disciplinary action against any licensee who violates certain provisions of the Colorado Liquor Code (Article 47 of Title 12, C.R.S.), the Colorado Beer Code (Article 46 of Title 12, C.R.S.) or the rules promulgated by the Liquor Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue of the State of Colorado (1 C.C.R. 203-2).  To help in the imposition of disciplinary action, penalty guidelines were adopted by the Authority in June, 2004.  The guidelines are reviewed on an annual basis at the Authority's meeting in June.

The current Liquor and Marijuana Licensing Authority is as follows: 
Jeri Beth (JB) Katz, Chair (Term expires 12/2021)
Leigh Girvin, Vice Chair (Term expires 12/2023)
Tim Faust (Term expires 12/2021)
Hal Vatcher (Term expires 12/2021)
Taryn Power (Term expires 12/2023)

All questions about the Liquor and Marijuana Licensing Authority can be directed to or 970-547-3127.

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