Liquor, Tobacco, and Marijuana Licensing

Contact Info

Frisco Town Hall

1 East Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443 United States

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Stacey Nell

Town Clerk & Executive Assistant to the Town Manager

The Town Clerk is responsible for liquor, tobacco, and marijuana licensing.

Business licenses are administered by the Town of Frisco finance department.

Liquor Licensing

Applications for a liquor license must be made on forms provided by the State of Colorado licensing authority and must be approved by both the local and state licensing authorities before a license is issued.

  • A public hearing is required for all new liquor licenses and may not be scheduled less than 30 days after receipt of application by the local licensing authority.
  • For more information, view the liquor license information document.

September 2019, the Frisco Town Council passed Ordinance 19-15 establishing a tobacco sales licensing process in the Town of Frisco and moving the minimum age for purchase of tobacco products to 21 years starting January 1, 2020. The ordinance’s intent was to prohibit sales of tobacco products to youth, to encourage responsible tobacco product retailing and to reduce the impact of tobacco product use by young people in the Town of Frisco.

Any business selling the following must apply for a Tobacco Product Retailer License in the Town of Frisco by January 1, 2020. License applications will be available on December 1, 2019 on this page.

Tobacco Product means and includes cigarettes, electronic smoking devices and:

  1. Any other product that contains tobacco, nicotine, or synthetic nicotine products or that is made or derived from tobacco, and that is intended or expected to be ingested, smoked, inhaled, placed in oral or nasal cavities, or applied to the skin of an individual, including but not limited to chewing tobacco and snuff; the term also includes any component, accessory, part or paraphernalia, whether or not sold separately, used in the consumption of a tobacco product, such as filters, rolling papers, pipes or liquid used in an electronic smoking device; or
  2. Any device that can be used to deliver tobacco or nicotine to the person inhaling from the device, including an electronic cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, or pipe.

Refer to Ordinance 19-15 for more detailed information regarding these regulations.

How to Apply

To apply for a tobacco product license or for assistance with existing licenses, please contact the Town Clerk directly at 970-668-9122 or by email.

  • Payment is valid within the calendar year it is made.
  • The annual fee for a Retail Tobacco Business License is $600. Payment can be made online at Xpress Bill Pay.
  • Renewal of the Retail Tobacco Business License shall be made at December of each year. Non-payment may result in a fine and/or filing of a lien to be collected by the Frisco Town Clerk.

Medical or recreational marijuana businesses require Town of Frisco and State of Colorado licensing. Also, marijuana businesses may only be located in certain zones and must meet certain location requirments. No marijuana business shall be issued a license if, at the time of the initial application for such license, the proposed location is:

  • Within 500 feet of any licensed child care facility;
  • Within 500 feet of any educational institution or school, either public or private;
  • Within 500 feet of any halfway house or correctional facility;
  • Within 700 feet of another medical marijuana business or retail marijuana establishment;
  • Within 500 feet of a residential dwelling unit;
  • Within any residential zoning district, or the Central Core Zoning District, or the Mixed-Use Zoning
  • District along East or West Main Street;
  • Within any building containing a dwelling unit, a pediatrician’s office, or any hotel, motel, condominium hotel, boarding facility, lodging facility, or rooming facility; or
  • Within a single development project that contains another medical marijuana business or a retail marijuana establishment.

For more information regarding marijuana product retailer licensing, please contact the Town Clerk directly at 970-668-9122 or by email.