The Colorado On-Premises Alcohol Warning Poster informs patrons of establishments which serve alcohol that they should not leave the premises with their beverage because it is illegal to consume an alcoholic beverage in a public place. Violation of this provision may result in a fine of up to $250.
Under Colorado law, it is unlawful for any person who is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the licensed premises to knowingly permit the removal of an alcoholic beverage from the licensed premises.
Unless the licensee has showed reckless disregard of the above statute, he or she will not be charged with permitting the removal of an alcoholic beverage from the premises if the Colorado On-Premises Alcohol Warning Poster is posted by each exit used by the public. (CRS 12-47-901)
The notice must be posted in the size and format required by law based on the license type:
General Licensee Poster (#06710) – This small-format poster applies to general premises licensed for on-premises consumption of alcohol, such as:
- Limited winery
- Beer and wine
- Bed and breakfast
- Hotel and restaurant
- Tavern and brew pub
- Optional premises license
- Club license
- Non-profit art organization
- Licensed public transportation system
- Vintner’s restaurant license
- Art gallery permit
Gaming Tavern Licensee Poster (#06711) – This large-format poster applies to retail gaming tavern licenses.