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Power Boat Lottery Information

If you have questions regarding the permit process or obtaining a permit, you may call the Standley Lake Nature Center at 303-425-1097.

2015 Power Boat Lottery Application

Online registration

Applications are also available at the Standley Lake Regional Park Nature Center, 100th Avenue and Simms Street, or at the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department Administration Office at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave.

Past permit holders should have received their username, password and instructions on how to complete the online lottery registration process.

If you are new to Standley Lake or do not know your username and password, contact the Standley Lake Nature Center at 303-425-1097.

Once you submit your online application for the 2015 lottery, you will receive a receipt via email verifying your registration. Please retain this receipt for your records.

Only residents of the City of Westminster, Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, or Jefferson County who own the boat (name on CL boat registration) and have the insurance in their name will be entered in the resident lottery.

Multiple entries will not be accepted (same CL boat number).

Walk-in registration: Begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Standley Lake Regional Park Nature Center, 100th Avenue and Simms, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week.

All registrations will be entered into the computer lottery system at the time they are submitted.

Registration deadline: Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at 4 p.m. – online or in-person registrations will not be accepted after this time.

Lottery process:
By Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 – A list of everyone entered into the lottery spin will be on the Standley Lake web page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check the website to verify their CL boat number and their name is on the listing. If you do not see your name on the list, bring your valid receipt to the Standley Lake Nature Center, 100th Avenue and Simms Street, no later than Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 - The computer will randomly select CL boat numbers/owners and place them on a listing. The first 510 City of Westminster/Jefferson County/Hyland Hills residents’ names will be authorized to purchase a 2015 permit. All other resident applicants are then placed on a randomly-selected waiting list. Northglenn/Thornton residents will have a separate lottery spin. If there are resident permits remaining, a separate lottery spin will be done for non-resident applications.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 - The list of successful lottery applicants will be posted on the Standley Lake web page. Applicants that applied online will receive an email along with the required application packet attached. Applicants that are not successful in the lottery spin will be listed on a computer generated, randomly selected waiting list.

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 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 23, 2015.

Cash, check or charge accepted.


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.