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ABOUT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Community Development has the overall responsibility of assuring the proper planning and development of high quality residential and business neighborhoods, as well as designing the transportation system to serve them. The department provides "one-stop-shopping" for residents and businesses by consolidating project review, permit and inspection functions within one city department. Our overall mission is to continue to improve the quality of life, transportation system and employment opportunities for Westminster citizens.   

Today's Inspections

Short Term Rentals

Although there are currently over 200 short-term rentals operating in Westminster, the City currently does not have any explicit regulations or guidelines in place. At the direction of City Council on March 7th, 2022, city staff is examining how to potentially implement simple, sensible and enforceable local policies that balance the rights of homeowners with the interests of neighbors, community members and businesses. City staff will be preparing research and recommendations on potential short-term rental regulations to present to the city’s Planning Commission and City Council at a later date. The goal is to develop a policy recommendation that incorporates the voice of our community, aligns with our neighbors along the front range, and creates clear and enforceable protections. 

We want to hear from you! Use the link below to learn more about how to get involved with the development of the City's short term rental policy:

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Building

The Building Division is responsible for permit and code information, plan reviews, applications, and fee schedules.

Visit the Building Division page for more information.  

 

Solar Resources

 

 


Engineering

The Engineering Division is primarily responsible for the design and construction of all of the city's capital improvement projects involving drainage and new street and bridge construction, as well as the review and inspection of new subdivision construction. This division provides technical expertise to various other city divisions and departments on civil engineering issues as well as providing oversight of the City's Stormwater Program.

Visit the Engineering Division page for more information and to access our Construction Standards and Specifications and Storm Drainage Criteria Manual.


Code Enforcement and Operations & Community Preservation

The Code Enforcement and Operations & Community Preservation Division is responsible for preserving and enhancing existing neighborhoods, commercial areas, business and the community at-large by regulating and controlling the use and maintenance of all properties within the city.   

Visit the Code Enforcement and Operations & Community Preservation page for more information.  

  • Regarding Potential Short-Term Rental Regulations 

    The city will be looking at short-term rentals and will be preparing research and recommendations on potential short-term rental regulations.  The city is interested in getting feedback from interested parties.  Please visit our short-term rentals web page for more information. 

Planning

The Planning Division is primarily responsible for the coordination and approval process for all proposed land development, and is involved in a number of special projects and long-term land use planning activities. The division also performs inspections and enforces development plans and processes to general zoning requests.

Visit the Planning Division page for more information about the planning process.

Landscape Changes - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The City of Westminster Community Development Department staff regularly assist residents and businesses in Westminster seeking to update their landscaping with lower water using choices. The purpose of this FAQ is to clarify the process for landscape changes. 

Regarding Small Cell Wireless in Westminster

The City of Westminster is getting more interest from wireless carriers who are seeking to place small cell wireless facilities in the city’s public rights-of-way (ROW). Please visit our small cell wireless FAQ page for more information.

 


Contact the Community Development Divisions

Building

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2075
permits@cityofwestminster.us

Engineering

4800 W. 92nd Ave
Westminster, CO 80031 

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2120
engineering@cityofwestminster.us

Code Enforcement

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-4432
codeenfo@cityofwestminster.us

General Information

4800 W. 92nd Ave.

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2114

Planning

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2092
planning@cityofwestminster.us