Power Boat Lottery Information
2014 Powerboat Permit Checklist
The 2014 Powerboat Lottery has ended. If you are interested in obtaining a permit, you may call the Standley Lake Nature Center at 303-425-1097 and asked to be placed on the waitlist.
Successful lottery applicants/Permit payment
Between March 1-23, 2014 - Payment and verification of required documents (completed application packet and residency requirement documentation) will be due. Payments will only be accepted between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If payment and verification is not received by the deadline, the permit will be offered to the first applicant on the prioritized waiting list on March 24, 2014.
Cash or check only.
Credit cards are not accepted for powerboat permits.
Payments presented without required documentation will not be accepted.
Required documents include:
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.
Bring your boat in for inspection and tagging no later than Wednesday, March 26, 2014, to be ready for the May 1, 2014, opening day.
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.
Boats that have been stored on site at Standley Lake during the off-season and are tagged, or boats that stop by Standley Lake and are inspected/tagged by March 26, 2014, will then have time to meet the quarantine period and will be cleared to launch by May 1.
These boats will be clear-tagged to show that they have met the quarantine requirements and can launch onto Standley at the start of the 2014 boating season.
To have your boat inspected and tagged prior to the boating season, you may do so during normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Standley Lake Nature Center.
After March 26, 2014, 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 by appointment only prior to May 1, 2014.
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 2, 2014.
During the 2014 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 2014 Power Boat Apllication Packet.
Boats without an emission sticker will not be allowed access to Standley Lake starting June 2, 2014. 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 2014.
NOTE: New quarantine times: May 1 to Sept. 30 = 35 Days
There are no powerboat 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
Standley Lake Regional Park office, 303-425-1097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.