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Community Services

ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Community Services Department has the overall responsibility of assuring the proper planning and development of high-quality residential and business neighborhoods. The department is a one-stop-shop for residents and businesses by providing business attraction and retention, project review, permitting, and inspection functions within one department. Our overall mission is to continue to improve the quality of life and employment opportunities for Westminster residents.

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Economic Development

The Economic Development Division is dedicated to fostering sustainable growth, attracting private investment, and enhancing the overall economic vitality of our community. The division works hand in hand with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders to cultivate a diverse and resilient economy that provides opportunities for all residents, promotes job creation, and improves quality of life. We do this through, business attraction and retention, training, scholarships, and recognition events.

Economic Development also works to ensure access to safe, affordable, and equitable housing for residents. The division works with affordable housing developers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to promote the development and preservation of affordable housing units, and addresses housing affordability challenges for low- and moderate-income residents.

Visit the Economic Development page for more information.


Planning

The Planning Division is primarily responsible for all long-range and current planning activities including the coordination of development review and land use entitlements; the City of Westminster Comprehensive Plan; Specific Plan Districts, and administration of the Planning Commission.

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

Landscape Changes - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The City of Westminster Community Services 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.


Community Preservation

The Community Preservation Division is responsible for code enforcement and operations. The division works to preserve and enhance existing neighborhoods, commercial areas, businesses, and the community at large by regulating and controlling the use and maintenance of all properties within the city.   

Visit the Community Preservation page for more information.  

Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rental or STR is defined as the use of a residential dwelling unit, or portion thereof, within the City, excluding hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts, for periods of less than thirty (30) days, including but not limited to a single-family dwelling, duplex, townhome, condominium, or similar dwelling.  For more information please visit our short-term rentals web page. 


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.  

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Real Estate Development and Sustainability

The Real Estate Development and Sustainability Division facilitates responsible real estate development projects that contribute to livable, walkable, and inclusive neighborhoods that meet the needs of current and future generations. The division promotes mixed-use development, revitalizes underutilized areas, and serves as project managers for Downtown Westminster, Westminster Station Area, and Urban Renewal Areas.

With a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, the division promotes energy efficiency and green building practices to residents, developers, and businesses through education, scholarships, sustainability programs, and more.

Visit our Development Areas page for more information on Downtown Westminster and Westminster Station and our Sustainability page to learn about savings through our sustainability programs.


Contact Community Services Divisions

Economic Development

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2108
Ecodevo@westminsterco.gov

Planning

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2092
planning@westminsterco.gov

 

Community Preservation

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-4432
codeenfo@westminsterco.gov

Building

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2075
permits@westminsterco.gov

Real Estate Development and Sustainability

4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

realestatedev@westminsterco.gov

General Information

4800 W. 92nd Ave.

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

303-658-2114