4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031

City Government

 

Rental Property Maintenance Inspection Program

In August 1997, Westminster City Council established the Rental Property Maintenance Code  to address the deterioration of the city's aging rental housing stock. The code provides minimum standards for: basic equipment and facilities, light, ventilation and heating; safety from fire; the use and amount of space for human occupancy; and the safe and sanitary maintenance of residential rental properties. 

The deteriorating condition and appearance of rental housing can draw irresponsible residents to the properties, increase instability in the neighborhoods, negatively affect values of surrounding properties and cause an increase in calls to police, fire and code enforcement offices.

The objective of the program is to eliminate deteriorating conditions resulting in blight and to improve the level of safety, stability and appearance of neighborhoods as well as promote an increased pride in Westminster.

 

Rental Properties are systematically inspected if:

     • They are residential;
     • They are six years old or older;
     • They contain four or more units (multi-family rental properties) and;
     • Four or more rental dwellings within any townhome or condominium community owned by a single owner (they are then considered rental property).

Individual townhomes and condominiums (up to three units under a single ownership within any townhome or condominium community), duplexes and single family units are inspected on a complaint only basis or can be inspected on a pro-active basis.

Effective Jan. 1, 2011 the Rental Code was amended to require Rental Property Licenses and Registration  of all residential rental properties or rental dwelling units within the City of Westminster.

 

Licensing and Inspection Fees

Residential rental properties containing four or more rental units, or four or more units under single ownership within a townhome or condominium community, are required to be licensed.

All residential rental properties in the city must be licensed (effective March 1, 2011).

License applications can be downloaded or obtained at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave., second floor Building Division. 

License fees are $50 per rental property. License renewals will run concurrent with the systematic inspection schedule (noted above).

Inspection fees are $40 per unit. Income-restricted units will be $20 per unit. The fees are due prior to the scheduled systematic inspection and will run concurrent with the systematic inspection schedule noted above.

Completed applications can be mailed to:
    Terrilyn Willette
    City of Westminster
    Rental Property Program
    4800 W. 92nd Ave.
    Westminster, CO 80031

 

Registration

Residential rental dwellings consisting of individual townhomes and condominiums (up to three units under a single ownership within any townhome or condominium community), duplexes and single family units are required to be registered.

All residential rental dwelling units in the city must be registered (effective March 1, 2011).

Registration applications can be downloaded or obtained at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave., second floor Building Division. Registration is only necessary once for each rental dwelling unit.

There are no fees for the registration and no inspections will be required for rental dwelling units.

 

Staff contacts

Holly Clayton, Lead Housing Inspector, 303-658-2091, hclayton@cityofwestminster.us

Terrilyn Willette, Secretary, 303-658-2357, twillette@cityofwestminster.us

 

Forms

Rental Dwelling Registration Application  

Rental Property License Application 

Completed forms should be sent to:
    Terrilyn Willette
    City of Westminster
    Rental Property Program
    4800 W 92nd Ave
    Westminster CO 80031

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