*PLEASE NOTE: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice as the City of Westminster takes additional precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Many of our staff will be working remotely and away from their offices over the coming days. Please email the Engineering Division regarding any inquiries at engineering@cityofwestminster.us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience, and we look forward to serving you.

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. In addition, the division provides technical expertise to various other city divisions and departments on civil engineering issues.

Engineering Mission Statement

The Engineering Division provides responsible, high-quality and cost-effective services to our citizens as well as other divisions and departments within the City of Westminster.  Our mission is to improve the health, environment, safety, mobility and overall quality of life for our community. Click here to read or download our full mission statement.

Who Needs a Right of Way Permit

General public improvements consisting of construction, reconstruction and remodeling of storm drains, irrigation ditches, fire lines, sewer and water lines, sewer and water mains, curb and gutters, sidewalks, streets, potholing, boring, traffic-control devices and similar improvements which are constructed on public rights of way, easements and other public property, and utility services on private property between the property line and the building require a permit to be issued to a licensed contractor.                                                                                                  

For more information, please review the Westminster Municipal Code Section 9-2-1 .

Permit Issuance

All permits will receive a review by the Engineering Division and will be processed within 24 hours upon a complete submittal. Permits that are complex or include multiple locations may require up to 48 hours for processing. Permit applications and supporting documents including traffic control plans, are required to be uploaded into our Online Permit Manager.  These cannot be emailed or dropped off.

Licensing Requirements for Right of Way Work 

Contractors must have a current Class D contractor license and be in good standing with the City of Westminster to pull a permit.  

The Colorado 811 locate confirmation number must be entered on all applications.

All utilities must be identified through the locate process prior to excavation of soil, including boring, can take place. In the event, that a City Utility cannot be located within the specified boundaries of the request area; the contractor/excavator will be notified by e-mail and/or phone of a mandatory on-site meeting to discuss alternate measures for protecting the utility. No excavation of soil, including boring, is permitted until the on-site meet has taken place and all utilities have been located. Failure to comply will be deemed unreasonable action by the contractor/excavator and may result in the contractor/excavator assuming all liability for damages to such utilities.

Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit, and lighting cables

Blue - Drinking water

Orange - Telecommunication, alarm or signal lines, cables, or conduit

Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines

Yellow - Natural gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or other gaseous, or flammable material

Pink - Temporary survey markings, unknown/unidentified facilities

Green - Sewers and drain lines

White - Proposed excavation limits or route

Transportation planning & engineering guides the planning, policy, and development of transportation and mobility projects that address the City’s 'Ease of Mobility' strategic plan goal. Staff specializes in innovative initiatives, strategies and policies to improve transportation options, increase safe bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and programs, ensures new developments support ease of mobility and supports citywide programs that improve the quality of life for residents and visitors in order to support economic development.

Planning and engineering services include:

      • Bicycle
      • Pedestrian
      • Transit
      • Traffic Counts
      • Traffic Signals
      • Traffic Studies
      • Street Lights
      • Speed Studies
      • Road Safety Audits

 Visit our Transportation & Mobility page to learn more about our efforts.

As part of the city’s effort to become an environmentally responsible, City Council approved the retrofit of existing high pressure sodium and mercury vapor streetlights with more efficient LED streetlights in new large development. LED streetlights make colors look bright and more ‘true’ to the natural color, even when the amount of light is less than the old lights. New developments are required to install LED street lights and will need to follow the standards and specification listed below.

Survey Control Network  - Please note that these survey control monuments use the 1988 North American Vertical datum. The elevation values will be from 2 to 4 feet different from the 1929 North American Vertical datum. Also note that the ground to Colorado State Plane North, NAD 83, feet conversion scale factor is included in this document.

Survey Monument Locations Map  - This interactive map can be used to access PDF and TIF document files that contain information about surveyed monument points throughout Westminster. A search can be done for a monument number, or the map can be explored to find a point by its location. Monument points on the map can be clicked to expose a link to access the documents.

Stormwater Management

This section outlines the City’s entire Stormwater UtilityProgram, including the official Stormwater Management Plan public educationalmaterial, necessary procedures and processes necessary for developers, illicitdischarge emergency response information and City maintenance programsimplemented to prevent or reduce the amount of pollutants in runoff frommunicipal operations.  Westminsteris responsible for the stormwater quality that drains from any property intoour storm sewer system and discharges to state waters, including Little DryCreek and Big Dry Creek. As part of the Stormwater Phase II Regulations, thecity is required to comply with the State of Colorado Department of PublicHealth and Environment Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit regulations, all of which are outlined through this page.

Floodplain Information

If your property is within or next to a floodplain, this section provides information on flood risks, reference material, safety protocol, insurance requirements, and important links.  

City Engineer:
Dave Loseman


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