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Effective January 1, 2016, Colorado law prohibits recipients from using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at automated teller machines (ATM) at certain locations, including establishments licensed to sell malt, vinous or spirituous liquors.

The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division now requires affected liquor licensed establishments at which an ATM is located to take measures to prevent a person from using an EBT card to access moneys from an ATM. Licensees are required to post signs on or near their ATM’s notifying their patrons that:

The use of an electronic benefits transfer service (EBT) card to access public benefits at this machine is prohibited by Colorado law, section 26-2-104, Colorado Revised Statutes.

Alternatively, licensees are exempt from the signage requirement if they can provide an exemption letter from the owner of each ATM in use stating that the ATM has been programmed to reject EBT cards.

If you have any questions or require assistance with an Exemption letter, please contact one of our attorneys at 303-777-3737 or email us at:info@dillanddill.com.


This information is provided for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice and should not be construed as providing legal advice on any subject matter. No reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any matter contained in this document without seeking specific professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. Please contact one of our attorneys if you have any questions or require legal representation.