Local Licensing Authority

Regular Meetings

  • 9 a.m.
  • The 1st Tuesday of the month (As needed)
  • City Hall - Council Chambers
    427 Rio Grande Place Aspen, CO 81611

For information on upcoming meetings, view the calendar.

Authority Composition, Terms and Qualifications

The Local Licensing Authority is a volunteer board consisting of five regular members and one alternate. Members are appointed by City Council, each to four year terms. All members must be qualified electors in Aspen and residents of the City for at least two years prior to appointment. No applicant or applicant's family member may have any financial interests in the operation of any business issued a liquor or marijuana license.

Current Members  

  • Amos Underwood - Chair
  • Bryan Semel
  • Chris Bendon
  • Rodney Hill 
  • Ashley Gilroy

Powers & Duties

  1. To grant or refuse licenses, to conduct investigations as are required by law and to levy penalties against licensees.
  2. To promulgate rules and regulations concerning the procedures for hearings before it.
  3. To require any applicant to furnish any relevant information.
  4. To administer oaths and issue subpoenas to require the presence of persons and production of records necessary.

Enabling Legislation

Chapter 5.04.040, Aspen Municipal Code