Registration & Licensing
All businesses operating in Westminster, whether for profit or not for profit, must register with the city and obtain the appropriate licenses prior to starting operations. Business registration ensures the city has current emergency contact information and that the area is properly zoned for the proposed use. Registration also establishes a sales and use tax account for filing required tax returns.
Professional service businesses and others not making taxable sales are required to register and file tax returns. Even businesses without a fixed location may be required to register with the city and collect taxes on sales to Westminster residents and businesses.
There is no fee for registering a business.
Registration Information and Forms
Local Businesses: For businesses operated in Westminster from a commercial (non-residential) location.
Home Occupations: For businesses operated in Westminster from a residential location.
Remote Businesses: For businesses without a location in Westminster who engage in business within the city.
Certain types of businesses must obtain additional specialty licenses. Click on the links below for additional information.
Contact the City Clerk's office at (303) 658-2162 with additional questions regarding business registration and licensing.
Note: City Hall offices are open extended hours Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Hall is closed on Fridays.
Other Westminster Licenses and Permits
Additional licenses and permits may be required by other city departments: