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Gatherings of large groups for the purpose of any special event or meeting within the City of Westminster where more than (10) people will be present are not permitted at this time due to Colorado Public Health Order 20-23.

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) is working to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and issued Health Order 20-23 on March 19, 2020. The Order limits mass gatherings to no more than (10) people with social distancing in effect (minimum of six feet separation). The Order remains in effect until April 19, 2020, unless otherwise extended.

Gatherings subject to this Order include, but are not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, and any similar event or activity that brings together (10) or more persons in any indoor or outdoor space.

Reminder: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 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 Planning Division at for further assistance 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.

About the Planning Division

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, urban design and planning activities. The division also performs inspections and enforces development plans and processes to general zoning requests.

Development Review Resources

Planning Services and Applications

Special Event/Temporary Use - COVID-19 Updates and Procedures

Special Event Permits are required for any events that will be held on the City Streets and Right-of-Way, within Parks, Open Space, and Trails, and for any event lasting more than two-hours on Private Property. The City has centralized the required forms and review process for all types of Special Event Permits in one Application Packet. Please review the entire Application Packet and submit all of the required forms during application.

COVID Special Event Application Packet - Updated Aug. 18, 2020

Conditional and Special Use Permits

Request to apply for a review of a proposed use that is not an outright permitted use by right within a zoning category.  

Conditional Use Permit Application

Special Use Permit Application

Please click here to access application materials and resources related to temporarily expanding your business service area.

On Wednesday, May 27 an Emergency Directive was put in place to modify certain sections of the Westminster Municipal Code (WMC) to temporarily allow restaurants and bars to expand into designated outdoor areas adjacent to their businesses, in order to promote social distancing and public health measures related to COVID-19.

In addition, the order temporarily modifies WMC provisions related to changing, altering or modifying licensed liquor service premise areas subject to State Liquor Enforcement Division requirements.


Request to modify or create a new telecommunication facility on public or private property

Telecommunications Submittal Requirements for Applicants

Adjacent Property Owner Notice Letter Template

Small Cell Infrastructure Guidelines


Request to apply for a form of relief from the designated zoning requirements that would otherwise be prohibited by code.

Sign Variance 

Variance Application

Growth Management Code Update 

Administrative Support

Jennifer Baden, Planning Aide, 303-658-2092,

Planning Manager

Rita McConnell, Planning Manager, 303-658-2093,

Principal Planner

John McConnell, Principal Planner, 303-658-2474,

Planning Staff

Stephanie Ashmann, Senior Planner, 303-658-2104,
Patrick Caldwell, Senior Planner, 303-658-2090,
David German, Senior Planner, 303-658-2479,
Amy Johnson, Senior Planner, 303-658-2098,
Jacob Kasza, Planner, 303-658-2123,
Nathan Lawrence, Senior Planner, 303-658-2099,
Josh Vaughn, Associate Planner, 303-658-2101,

Long Range Planner

Andrew Spurgin, Long Range Planner, 303-658-2127,

City Urban Designer
Sean McCartney, City Urban Designer, 303-658-2095,