Community Development

Welcome to the Community Development Department. We invite you to visit our services and programs designed to benefit residents, neighborhoods, employers, and job-seekers of the City of Westminster.

The Community Development Department plays one of the biggest roles in assuring Westminster remains a livable, competitive and sustainable City well into the 21st century.  Accomplishing this takes wise planning and efficient service.  The Department works closely with other City departments, the City Manager's Office and the City Commissions in establishing and carrying out goals that will preserve Westminster's quality of life.

The Community Development Department is responsible for providing services in land use controls, building construction regulation, administration, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, redevelopment and low/moderate income housing. 

The Community Development Department is divided into three (3) basic divisions consisting of the Building DivisionGrants-Housing and Planning.

Counter Hours (City Hall)

Division Monday - Thursday  Friday  (Alternating)
Building  7:30am - 5:30pm  7:30am - 4:30pm 
Planning  7:30am - 5:30pm  7:30am - 4:30pm 
Housing  7:30am - 5:30pm  7:30am - 4:30pm 

Please see the Calendar for open and closed Fridays

Over-the-counter Plan Checks will only be conducted when the Planning counter is open.

Building Division

Building Division ensures the health and welfare of the residents and the businesses by providing services in issuance of building permits and business licenses. The services include helping applicants through the process in an expeditious manner while upholding safety laws and City regulations. The Building Division staff is available to meet with you and answer your questions at any stage of your project. Building Division also provides educational presentations to business groups and associations.  More Information


The Planning Division is involved in a wide range of activities, from the physical development of the city to complex policy and research activities.  The Division also advises the City’s Planning Commission and City Council on various topics, including architecture/design, environmental analysis, and land use.  A central part of the Planning Division’s role is implementing the City’s comprehensive general plan and zoning ordinance. More Information


The City of Westminster implemented home improvement assistance programs to serve low to moderate-income homeowners.  The goals of the programs are to: improve the quality of life; preserve the quality of neighborhoods; promote home ownership pride; and, preserve and enhance property values.  More Information