Westminster...Where Colorado Connects for Business

Development Assistance

The City’s Economic Development Office is the in-house advocate for the business community. Staff is ready to assist new businesses and developments, work with existing businesses and set the stage for future development and redevelopment opportunities.

The Economic Development staff track all commercial and real estate in the city, provides detailed demographic information, and is your source for information concerning business development in Westminster.

Development guidelines and regulations

Westminster's Planning Division is primarily responsible for the coordination and approval process for all proposed land development, and is also involved in a number of special projects and long-term land use planning activities.  The division performs inspections and enforces development plans and processes to general zoning requests. The Quick Links will direct you to more specific information on development guidelines, regulations, fees and forms, zoning, setbacks, and general land use questions and information.

Building permits and regulations

The Building Division issues permits for all new construction within Westminster.  This involves the detailed examination of building plans, calculations and specifications for compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes, as well as field inspections of all aspects of construction and its various component parts and systems. The time required to get a building permit depends on the type of work you intend to do and your ability to submit complete information.

Business licenses and taxes

Every person engaged in business in Westminster must comply with the city’s licensing and tax laws.  All businesses must apply for a Westminster Business and or Sales and Use Tax License.  The license required depends on what the business will be doing in the City.  Business licensing is handled by the City Clerk’s Office.  Westminster also administers and collects its own local taxes.  The Sales Tax Division administers all provisions of the Westminster Municipal Code pertaining to taxation.  The division processes tax receipts, handles tax inquiries, collects delinquent taxes, and conducts audits of businesses. Westminster tax and licensing laws may differ from those of other local governments and from the State of Colorado.

Use the Quick Links to the right for:

  • Planning & Zoning Regulations
  • Building Regulations & Permitting
  • Business Licenses

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Chris Gray
Economic Development Officer

Westminster Colorado Economic Development Office 4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031