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The 2015 Power Boat application and registration process will begin January 12, 2015.  If you have questions regarding the permit process or obtaining a permit, you may call the Standley Lake Nature Center at 303-425-1097.

Payment and verification of required documents (completed application packet and residency requirement documentation) will begin March 1, 2015 and end March 22.  Payments will only be accepted at the Standley Lake Nature Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Payments presented without required documentation will not be accepted. 

Required documents include:

  • Copy of the completed application and signed acknowledgement agreement.
  • Valid proof of $300,000 liability insurance documents under the same applicant’s name and address for the boat being submitted (co-owners’ information must also be listed on documents).
  • A copy of a 2014 Colorado boat registration under the same applicant’s name and address
  • Two proofs of residency (from the list of documents below)
  • A copy of applicant’s Colorado drivers license

To be considered for a resident powerboat permit, applicants must reside in the City of Westminster, Jefferson County, or the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. 

Documents to prove residency include:

  • Valid Colorado driver’s license
  • Valid City of Westminster resident discount card
  • Recent property tax statements
  • Recent Westminster water bills
  • Valid Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District identification card
  • Recent rental contract
  • Valid vehicle registration 

Names and addresses must be the same on all required paperwork. Any paperwork with different names and/or addresses will result in a rejection of the application. Staff reserves the right to reject application entries if any of these criteria are not met or other documents are not in order. 


If your boat is still tagged with a clear, Westminster tag from last season, you do not need to bring your boat in for inspection.

If you want to boat on May 1, 2015, bring your boat by the Standley Lake Nature Center before March 26, 2015 (between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) to be tagged.

After March 26, 2015, boats that have not been tagged will be required to go through the inspection, spray washing and quarantine program.

Boat engines or motors need to be running for the inspection and engine flush to be conducted.

Spray station is open (in April) by appointment only prior to May 1, 2015.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call 303-425-1097.

Mandatory emissions test

All season permitted boats with gasoline engines using Standley Lake must have an emission sticker by Monday, June 1, 2015. 

During the 2015 season, the City of Westminster requires a mandatory emissions/engine check-up for all permitted motor boats with gasoline engines.  

Five boat dealers will inspect boats and engines at no charge. They will check engines for oil and gas leaks, and other contaminants that may interfere with the water quality at Standley Lake. A list of the dealers will be in your 2015 Power Boat Application Packet. 

Boats without an emission sticker will not be allowed access to Standley Lake starting June 1, 2015. Commercial use of boating permits is not allowed.

Aquatic Nuisance Species

The Aquatic Nuisance Species Protection Program that was implemented in 2008 will be ongoing in 2015.

NOTE: Quarantine times:  May 1 to Sept. 30 = 35 Days
There are no power boat sprays after Aug. 26.

This quarantine period is necessary due to data that has shown that veliger larvae can survive for approximately 30 days in the residual water of trailered watercraft. Colder average daily temperatures relate to the length of time zebra or quagga mussels may be able to live once the boat is out of the water. Even though boats are inspected and washed, the quarantine period is an important part of the efforts to protect Standley Lake and also allow recreational boating.

In early 2013, it was confirmed that zebra mussels had been found in Lake Powell, heightening concerns throughout Colorado. In 2008, Pueblo Reservoir as well as several other Colorado lakes, were confirmed as being contaminated with zebra or quagga mussels. 

Quarantining for the required drying time is the most effective method of preventing boats from spreading zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species.  Drying the boats completely is the most widely accepted practice for killing all aquatic nuisance species.

We have a unique opportunity to have an aggressive protection program and also continue recreational boating at Standley Lake Regional Park.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Protection Program FAQ

Contact information

Standley Lake Regional Park office, 303-425-1097 or standleylake@cityofwestminster.us.