Pet shops operating within City of Westminster must hold a valid Pet Shop license. For specific licensing requirements, please refer to Title 6, Chapter 7 of the Westminster Municipal Code. When applying for a General Business License, pet shops must return the Business Registration form with the required license fee and current bond (if required). Payment should be remitted by check made payable to the City of Westminster. Once an application is received, it must be approved by the police department and once approved, a license will be sent by mail.
The fee for a Class "A" Pet Shop License is $25/year. A Class A pet shop does not allow the sale of exotic animals.
The fee for a Class "B" Pet Shop License if $500/year and a $10,000 bond is required. A Class B pet shop does allow the sale of exotic animals.
Pet shop licenses expire annually. A renewal form will be sent every year prior to expiration of the license. It is important to renew the license because operating a pet shop in the City of Westminster without a current license is a violation of the Westminster Municipal Code. The license renewal application is reviewed by Animal Control.
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.