Certain types of businesses operating in Westminster require a Specialty License

Completed applications with the appropriate fees, checks made payable to the City of Westminster, can be submitted:
  • In person at the City Clerk's Office, 4800 W. 92nd Ave.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • By mail to the City Clerk's Office, 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80031

 

Solid Waste/Recycling License (trash haulers operating within the city)

Solid waste haulers providing services to residents and commercial buildings within the city must hold a valid Solid Waste/Recycling License.  Return the completed Solid Waste/Recycling License application with the required fees.

Solid waste haulers must offer recycling services in order to conduct business in the City of Westminster.

The yearly fee for this license is $250 for the company license, $250 for each solid waste vehicle and $10 for each vehicle collecting recyclable materials only.

For specific Westminster licensing requirements, refer to Title V, Chapter 7 of the Westminster Municipal Code.

Security Guard Business License (not individual guards)

Security guard businesses providing services within the city must hold a valid Security Guard Business License.  Return the completed Security Guard License application with the required documents and fees.

The fee for this license is $60 per year, with a $30 investigation fee for the first year. Background checks are conducted by the Police Department on each owner and manager. 

For specific Westminster licensing requirements, refer to Title V, Chapter 13 of the Westminster Municipal Code

Pet Shop License

Pet shops operating within the city must hold a valid Pet Shop License. Pet shops must return the Business Registration Form with the required license fee and current bond (if required). No additional form needed. 

The fee for a Class “A” Pet Shop License is $25 per year. A Class A pet shop does not allow for the sale of exotic animals.

The fee for a Class “B” Pet Shop License is $500 per year and a $10,000 bond is required. A Class B pet shop does allow for the sale of exotic animals.

Payment should be remitted by check made payable to the City of Westminster. A Pet Shop License must be renewed annually.

All pet shop business registrations are reviewed and approved by the Animal Management Division. An officer will make a site inspection.

For specific Westminster licensing requirements, refer to Title VI, Chapter 7 of the Westminster Municipal Code.

Amusement Machine License

Businesses with pool tables or coin operated game machines are required to obtain an Amusement Machine License for each machine. Along with the Business Registration Form submit the application for an Amusement Machine License.

If there are 13 or more pool tables or machines at one location, a full-time security guard is required, in addition to a full-time manager.  

The annual fee for this license is $40 per amusement machine. 

For specific Westminster licensing requirements, refer to Title V, Chapter 9 of the Westminster Municipal Code

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Contact the City Clerk's office at 303-658-2162, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., or licensing@cityofwestminster.us.