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Placement of perennials, shrubs, evergreens, trees or roses are prohibited except with approval of the Cemetery Technician. The Town reserves the right to remove any overgrown, unapproved plantings.
The Town of Windsor has developed an annual Concrete Replacement Program to evaluate, inventory, and replace deteriorating curb and gutter and sidewalk. In conjunction with the Concrete Replacement Program, the Town developed a Concrete Rating Guide to provide a consistent evaluation of existing concrete conditions; this guide can be found by selecting the "Concrete Repair Guide Page" below. To have your curb and gutter and/or sidewalk evaluated for a possible replacement please contact the Engineering department at (970) 674-2400. Once the concrete is rated it will be inventoried. Concrete replacement will be prioritized based on the rating, but the annual amount of concrete that is replaced will be limited to available funding. Concrete within Capital Improvement Project areas will be considered for replacement prior to other locations in Town. In the spring of 2008, the Town Board passed an ordinance changing the Town Municipal Code such the Town pays for the full cost to replace deteriorating curb and gutter and sidewalk if the concrete is replaced by the Town. Residents may replace the curb and gutter and sidewalk at their cost, but they must obtain a Curb, Gutter, and Sidewalk Permit from the Town prior to replacement.
The fee is to pay for the operation, maintenance, administration and routine functions of the existing Town stormwater drainage facilities and for the design, right-of-way acquisition and construction or reconstruction of such existing and future stormwater drainage facilities. Sometimes a development owns and maintains some of the localized stormwater related infrastructure. In any case, the Town of Windsor has oversight of all facilities within the Town limits. In other words, whether a facility is privately owned or not, the Town is here to see that it operates properly, so as to not adversely affect downstream properties. If it doesn’t the Town may have to step in with enforcement action. The fact that some developments have privately owned facilities helps keep the monthly drainage fee lower than it otherwise would be.
The Town’s web site includes a Bid Postings and RFP's page that allows interested parties to view and download information on open requests for proposals and construction projects. This page is located under the “Quick Links” heading in the main menu or you may follow the link listed below. Included on this page is a link that allows parties to sign up for email notification of newly posted proposals and construction projects. If you have any further question, feel free to contact the Engineering department at (970) 674-2400.
The Windsor Municipal Code regulates how water may be discharged from sump pumps within the Town of Windsor. More specifically, “Section 7-2-50 of the Municipal Code” [ https://library.municode.com/co/windsor/codes/charter_and_municipal_code?nodeId=WI_CH7HESAAN_ARTIISPNU_S7-2-50SUPUDI ] states that no water shall be discharged from any sump pump which shall result in the water draining upon or across any driveway, sidewalk, curb, gutter, or street within the Town.
The 2018 Budget was adopted November 27, 2017.
Proprietary Funds: Water, Sewer, and Storm Drainage, with the Internal Service funds of Fleet Management, Information Technology, Facility Services and Windsor Building Authority Fund.
The Town has no Fiduciary Funds.
Jun-Jul: Finance Department prepares historical data and distributes to Department Heads
Aug: Town Board and Department Heads review Strategic Plan and confirm goals
Aug-Sep: Prepare, submit and review initial requests with Finance and Town Manager
Oct: Budget reviews with Town Board
Nov: Balance and prepare recommended Budget
Nov-Dec: Budget Hearing, adoption and distribution
2) Download the application (link below) and print it as a hard copy document (or print it directly from our website). Complete the application, scan it , and email it along with your resume to Human Resources. Town of Windsor Application (pdf)
Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department, if they have been selected for an interview.
How do I look for other Town employment opportunities?Please continue to check our website for open positions (link below).
Windsor Municipal Court301 Walnut St.Windsor, CO 80550
Or paid at Town Hall with the Court Clerk. There is also a drop box located on the west side of 301 Walnut Street.
We accept cash, checks or money orders. Visa, Master Card, and Discover are also accepted in person and over the phone. All credit card transactions will be assessed a 4% convenience fee.
County tickets (Weld or Larimer) issued by a Windsor Police Officer: Please refer to the back of your ticket for payment instructions. Payments cannot be accepted at Town of Windsor.
The CRC is currently undergoing an Expansion Feasibility Process. CRC Expansion Feasibility Process
Windsor’s Subdivision regulations are outlined in Chapter 17 of the Municipal Code
If a permit is required, the structure shall meet the Town’s setback and offset requirements. No accessory building, regardless of its size, shall be located any closer to the front property line than the rear corners of the principal building (accessory buildings are only allowed in rear yards). For permit questions, please visit the Building Permit Information webpage
The town's ordinances are published and available online via the Windsor Municipal Code Chapter 7. You can also download the
For specific questions not addressed in the brochure below or in the municipal code, please call 970-674-6400 Informational Nuisance Brochure
Effective Oct. 10, the Windsor Police Department can no longer offer public fingerprinting services.
On Sept. 24, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation implemented the Colorado Applicant Background Service in response to 2017 legislation, specifically Senate Bill 17-189. Under the new program, physical fingerprint cards such those previously used by the Windsor Police Department were no longer acceptable. According to CBI’s Department of Public Safety, two vendors were selected to provide public fingerprinting services for background checks: IdentoGO and Colorado Fingerprinting. Both vendors maintain a list of locations, hours of operation, cost and other details for their services on their respective websites, however, Colorado Fingerprinting’s services will not be available until late October. Until then the closest authorized vendor is IdentoGO, located at 115 East Harmony Rd., Suite 210 in Fort Collins. For information about IdentoGO, visit identogo.com and for information about Colorado Fingerprinting, visit coloradofingerprinting.com.
All requests for police reports must be in writing. There is a specific form that needs to be completed and signed before any copy can be released. You can obtain this form in the link below or from the Police Department.
By Colorado law, we are allowed three business days to respond to the written request. Generally, reports can be available sooner than the three days. Many reports, however, are not immediately available:
1) If a report is still under investigation, it cannot be released unless authorized by the investigating officer.
2) If there are any circumstances where the report would need to be redacted according to Colorado Open Records Act/Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act.
3) If the report is in storage.
4) If the report has been destroyed in accordance with the Colorado Archives Destruction Schedule.
The fee for a copy of a report is $2 to pull the report and $0.25 per page. We accept cash or checks only.
For traffic accident reports, if you are the driver and/or owner of the vehicle, there is no charge for the report.
The completed and signed request form can be emailed to PDRecords@windsorgov.com or faxed to 970-686-7478.
VIN verifications are provided with no-charge to residents. Non-residents incur a $15 fee for the service.
VIN Verification Service Hours:Wednesdays: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.Fridays: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.*Closed on holidays, when administrative offices are closed.VIN verification is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments will be scheduled.
The State of Colorado requires a certified inspector or a law enforcement agency to inspect the vehicle identification number (VIN) to ensure it matches the vehicle that is being registered and to verify that the number has not been altered or is not fictitious. VIN verification is usually requested when attempting to register a vehicle with an out-of-state title, if the vehicle was purchased outside of Colorado, or if the vehicle hasn’t been registered for long periods of time. For the verification process, please bring any official paperwork with the VIN — the title, previous registration, bill of sale, insurance card, etc.
The Town of Windsor has Municipal Codes governing dogs, and those can be found in the Windsor Municipal Code Chapter 7. Because of the codes regarding dogs at large, our officers will pick up dogs found to be roaming without their owners. If the dog has an identification tag, the officer will attempt to contact the owner. If this is unsuccessful or the owner cannot pick up the dog immediately, the dog will be taken to Garden Valley Vet Clinic. Before the owner or responsible party can claim the dog at Garden Valley Vet, they will need to come to the Police Department with a photo ID to obtain the necessary paperwork. An owner of a missing dog can call the Police Department to report it missing and we will notify the officers to be on the look-out. If the dog is located by the owner, we ask that they also notify us, so that we will no longer look for the dog. The Town of Windsor does not have codes regarding cats at large, so officers will not pick them up.
To report any graffiti on public and/or private properties, call the Police Department at 970-674-6400 or submit information online through YourGOV.
The town’s Snow & Ice Control Plan has three priorities, explaining where the town starts snow plowing first. The plan is to return road surfaces to safe winter driving conditions as soon as possible within the limitations of this plan, our limited resources, and weather conditions. Staff will evaluate the weather conditions during each snowstorm and will dispatch snow removal crews to impacted areas as need. Priorities include arterial and collector streets, critical facilities — such as medical offices and the fire department — and our schools. Designated problem areas, such as hills, roundabouts and intersections, are also made a priority. It must be recognized that, although this plan sets general guidelines to be followed, each snowstorm has its own characteristics with variable conditions, such as air and pavement temperatures, wind speed and direction, precipitation rates and types, extreme temperatures, timing, duration, and traffic activity. This plan must remain flexible and take into consideration these variables.
Cul-de-sacs will be evaluated by staff during each storm. Snow removal crews will be dispatched to impacted areas as needed and/or once Priority 3 is reached under the Snow & Ice Control Plan.
Snow plow drivers will make every effort to avoid plowing snow onto sidewalks and driveway entrances. However, in the process of removing snow from the roadways, there may be times that this cannot be avoided and sidewalks or driveway entrances may become covered. Sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours from the end of the snow storm per Sec.11-7-10 of the Municipal Code.
Residents are required by the Town of Windsor Municipal Code to have their sidewalks cleared within 24 hours of the end of the snow storm, per Sec.11-7-10. If you are concerned about unclear sidewalks, contact 970-674-6400 for the Code Enforcement team at the Police Department.
It is the goal of the town to plow streets systematically and efficiently. When snow plows are moving from one location to another or are returning to refuel or load more de-icing material, they travel with the plow blades up.
There are 208.34 miles of streets in the town that may get plowed. However, that number can triple or quadruple when one factors in “lanes." For example, Main Street from 7th Street to 15th Street is approximately one mile; however it is four lane-miles due to the four lanes that exist on Main Street (this does not include turn lanes).
The towns has six (6) snow plow dump trucks each equipped with sanders; two (2) one-ton pickup; seven (7) ¾ pickups, two (2) four-wheel drive tractors, one with snow blower; one (1) motor grader; one (1) front-end loader; and two (2) backhoes.
Detention and water quality features are typically owned and maintained by the neighborhood association (HOA), property owner, a developer of properties or the town. If you believe a detention or water quality feature needs maintenance because of debris or excessive standing water, contact your neighborhood association (HOA) and/or the town. www.windsorgov.com/yourgov
The Street Division is responsible for minor street patching such as filling moderate to severe pot holes, water break areas, alligator areas, settling areas, and minor drainage issues. They also identify bad asphalt and concrete areas for the Engineering Department to have evaluated for the right type of fix.
The Engineering Department is responsible for large scale capital improvement projects such as crack and slurry seals that are applied on in town streets, chip seals that are applied on outer roadways, overlays, concrete repair such as curbs, gutters, sidewalks, flow pans, and large drainage issues throughout town limits.
CDOT is responsible for road improvement projects on Hwy 392 (Main St) and Hwy 257.
The traffic signal lights located on HWY 392 (Main Street) and HWY 257 are owned and maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Contact CDOT for any traffic signal issues along these highways at 970-350-2100. The Town of Windsor is responsible for the traffic signal lights at Weld County Road 13 and Crossroads Boulevard, as well as Harmony Road/Weld County Road 74 and Weld County Road 15. Call 970-674-5403 to report traffic signal light issues at these intersections.
The Parks Division oversees mowing and spraying of parks, trails, natural areas and irrigation ditches.
The focus is to keep weeds to a minimum and prevent noxious weed growth. Some areas are mowed and sprayed more frequently depending on their location and use. www.windsorgov.com/yourgov
If a problem arises, it helps to know who owns the wires and pipes in and around your home or business. Electric and Natural Gas: Depending on where you live, Xcel Energy or Poudre Valley REA owns, maintains, installs, reads and tests all equipment. Xcel Energy: 800-895-4999 Poudre Valley REA: 800-432-1012 Water and Sewer Lines: The town owns, operates and maintains all water mains and the pipes to the meter pit or curb stop, whichever comes first. The homeowner owns the pipes to the house and inside the house. Sewer lines are the property of the homeowner to the point of connection with the Town of Windsor sewer main. For questions, call 970-674-5400. Telephone and Cable: Telephone and cable lines are installed, owned and operated by the companies providing the service to the connection with your home. You are responsible for the lines inside the house. If you have questions, call your service provider. Utility Billing: Town of Windsor Water / Sewer utility bills are due the 20th of each month. If you have questions regarding your water or sewer bill, please contact the utility billing office at 970-674-2403
Before you plant a tree, build and addition, put up a fence, or install a sprinkler system, state law requires that you call the Utility Notification Center at 800-922-1987 two full business days before digging in your yard. Do not include the day that you make the call. If you fail to do so, and you damage utility lines, you will be charged for repairs. The locating service is free. Please wait until all utilities have been marked. Then, proceed using the utility markings and locate sheets to help you safely complete your project.
Our primary water supplier is from North Weld Water District with the City of Greeley and Fort Collins-Loveland Water District as our secondary source.
Send backflow reports to Utility Supervisor Charwon Walter at email@example.com.
If work is done to repair, expand or modify an existing sprinkler system with an unapproved back flow device, the customer must upgrade the existing back flow device to current standards. The new back flow prevention device must be tested upon installation and then annually by a state-certified tester.
Windsor's retail sales tax rate is 3.95% on all net taxable retail sales and taxable services.
In Windsor, the State of Colorado retail sales tax exemptions DOES NOT APPLY to certain things. Windsor’s 3.95% retail sales tax must be collected on all food for home consumption, purchases of machinery and machine tools, and on purchases of electricity, coal, gas, fuel oil and coke.
Call 970-674-2486 for more information concerning Windsor Retail Sales Tax.
Windsor’s Use Tax rate is 3.95% only on certain things:
- storing, using or consuming within the Town any construction and building materials;
- new construction building material use tax is collected upon the issuance of a building permit;
- construction equipment located within the town for a period of more than thirty (30) consecutive days;
- construction equipment located within the town for less than thirty (30) consecutive days is also subject to use tax.
Read W.M.C. Section 4-3-190 for more information on calculating reduced use tax for less than 30-days or call 970-674-2436 for more information on building construction permit fees.
Examples (not all inclusive) of Sales Tax and Use Tax exemptions may apply to:
- Government agencies;
- Public and Private schools grades K-12. This includes K-12 organizations whose proceeds are strictly used for the benefit of a K-12 school or K-12 school-approved student organizations group;
- Churches and entities organized for religious purposes; and
- Charitable Organizations holding a 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination from the IRS Department of the Treasury can claim exemption. A copy of the letter must be on file in the Windsor Finance Department. *Not every charitable or civic organization qualifies for sales or use tax Exemption.
- Purchases of Motor Vehicles registered inside the Windsor city limits are exempt. The exemption does not apply to leases or rentals of a motor vehicles registered inside the city limits.
More information can be found under definitions of “Charitable Organization” in Chapter 4 of the Windsor Municipal Code or call 970-674-2486.
Yes. Everyone who falls within the definition of “engaged in business” in Windsor is required to obtain a Windsor Business License. This applies to all businesses who conduct retail or wholesale sales and to all businesses who only perform services to the public. Service-only businesses may include: daycare providers, physicians or dentists, bookkeepers, insurance agents, home healthcare providers, all therapists, pet sitters and groomers, cosmetologists and barbers, painters, roofers, contractors, construction companies, realtors, etc. The license is an annual license based on the calendar year.
“Engaged in Business” means performing or providing services, or selling, leasing, renting, delivering, installing or any activity in connection with the selling, leasing, renting, delivering, or installing in the Town of tangible personal property by a retail sale, for use, storage, distribution, or consumption within Windsor. This term includes, but shall not be limited to, the following acts or methods of transacting business:
(a) Maintaining within the Town, directly or indirectly or by a subsidiary, of an office, building, structure, store, distributing house, salesroom or a house, warehouse, mobile vendor, or other place of business;
(b) Maintaining within the Town an office for employees, agents, or commissioned sales persons to solicit business or to install, assemble, repair, service, or assist in the use of its products, or for demonstration or other reasons;
(c) Owning, leasing, renting, or otherwise exercising control over real or personal property within the Town;
(d) Making more than one (1) delivery into the Town within a twelve-month period;
(e) Mobile food vending.
The kind of business you are conducting in Windsor will determine the type of Windsor license you need to apply for. Please note that in each instance of business, the Windsor license is required prior to conducting business. Businesses located outside of Windsor may also be required to obtain a Windsor license. A separate Windsor license is required for each place of business located inside the city limits. The license does not travel from one location to another (this also applies to Mobile Food Trucks). And, a Windsor license does not transfer from one owner to another upon the sale or relinquishment of the business. If you have questions concerning any of the types of Windsor licenses, email Licensing Technician or call the Licensing Technician at 970-674-2443.
Types of Windsor license applications include:Business License – Everyone conducting any kind of business in Windsor is required to complete a Business License Application. If you conduct any business from your home, then the Windsor Home Occupation Questionnaire on page 3 must be returned with the application. If you are a Sole Proprietor then a copy of your Driver’s License and Page 4 of the application is mandatory. The cost is $10.00 per calendar year.
Important: There may be State or Federal agencies or other Departments inside the Town of Windsor that have special permit or licensing requirements in addition to or prior to obtaining a Windsor Business License: i.e. daycares, home occupation businesses, gun shops, etc. Call the License Technician if you have questions on this. Retail Sales Tax License – The Retail Sales Tax License is a DUAL license that includes both the Business License and the Retail Sales Tax License for Windsor. The complete Business License Application must be turned into the Finance Department with the $10.00 business license fee enclosed. There is not an additional fee for the sales tax part of the license. If the business makes retail sales or wholesales, performs internet sales or direct sales, performs taxable services, or leases or rents tangible personal property inside Windsor, then this dual Business/Tax license is mandatory and the entire application needs attention.
Important: It is prohibited to make sales inside Windsor if there is not an active State of Colorado Sales Tax License issued to the business first. Prior to applying for the Windsor Retail Sales Tax License, you must obtain a State of Colorado Department of Revenue license account number. The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) license is in addition to the Windsor license and is not the same as the business registration number issued by the Colorado Secretary of State. If you have not yet obtained a CDOR license, it highly recommended that in-lieu of applying for the State license on-line, you go directly to the Colorado Local Service Center nearest you. The CDOR Front Range office is located at 3030 S. College Avenue, Ft. Collins CO 80526, or call them at 970-494-9805. The CDOR sales tax license number will be issued on-site the same day the State license is applied for at the Service Center, versus having a 30 day or more waiting period for an on-line application response.
A State of Colorado Department of Revenue Sales Tax License is not required if the business does not make any taxable sales of tangible personal property or provide any taxable services inside the State of Colorado. The State of Colorado website, FYI Sales 9 will provide more information on licensing. A local phone call to the State of Colorado Department of Revenue is suggested, 970-494-9805.
Mobile Food Vendors - Mobile Food Trucks are retail sales vendors and a Windsor Business and Retail Sales Tax License is mandatory prior to making sales inside the city limits. After obtaining the retail sales tax license number from the State of Colorado Department of Revenue, a Mobile Food Vendor can then start the process to set up and make sales inside Windsor. A Windsor Business License is required for each location where the vendor will be making food sales within the city limits. In addition to these two retail sales licenses, the Windsor Zoning Department also requires completion of their Mobile Food Vending Application. This application and documentation must be turned into the Windsor License Technician at the same time as the Windsor Business License Application. Review by the Zoning Department will be performed and upon their approval, the Windsor Business and Retail Sales Tax License will be issued. Restrictions do apply as per the Windsor Zoning Code in Section 16-10-110. Questions concerning the mobile food vendor zoning code regulations should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, 970-674-2430.
Special Event Retail Sales Tax License – A Windsor “Special Event” is defined as a retail sales event where three (3) or more people, businesses, or organizations are making sales of tangible personal property, at one location in Windsor, for less than seven (7) consecutive days. Windsor requires only the Event Organizer to complete the Windsor Special Event Retail Sales Tax License Application. This Windsor license serves as a “blanket license”, therefore individual retail vendors are not required to obtain a Windsor license for the pending event. Within 10-days prior to the start of the event, the Event Organizer must also prepare a Vendor Worksheet, included with the application, listing the contact information for all vendors attending the event. You may email Licensing Technician or call the Licensing Technician at 970-674-2443 if you have questions.
If the event is going to be held on city-owned property, parks, or buildings, the Event Organizer must contact the Art & Heritage Culture Supervisor at 970-674-3525 to obtain the complete Special Event Guidelines packet prior to applying for the Windsor Special Event Retail Sales Tax License. When any event or sales are taking place on city-owned property, the Art & Heritage Culture Department must first approve the event before the Windsor Special Event Retail Sales Tax License is issued.
The cost of the Windsor Special Event Retail Sales Tax License is $10.00 per event, per year. Other City Departments or agencies outside of the Town may require additional fees. Other regulations may also apply.
When issued, this Windsor license authorizes the “Event Organizer” to become the Tax Collection Agent for Windsor. Although individual participants are not required to hold a Windsor license, each participant is required to report their total gross sales and turn over the total Windsor sales tax directly to the Event Organizer at the conclusion of the event. It is then the responsibility of the Event Organizer to prepare the final Windsor sales tax return and make payment in full to the Windsor Finance Department within fifteen (15) days following the event. If you have any questions concerning Windsor sales tax & reporting, email Sales Tax Technician or call the Sales Tax Technician at 970-674-2486.
Depending on how the Event Organizer has licensed with the State of Colorado will determine how individual participants license and report State of Colorado sales taxes. The State also allows the Event Organizer to obtain a “blanket license” that works the same way as the Windsor license. It can be obtained and issued at the Colorado Local Service Center at 3030 S. College Avenue, Ft. Collins CO 80526, or call them at 970-494-9805. Seasonal Sales – means, “temporary sales of a product or service which is holiday-specific, such as Christmas tree sales, Halloween pumpkin sales, Farmer’s Markets, and the like”. Each location will require a Seasonal Sales Permit Application to be approved by the Director of Planning. The Seasonal Sales Permit Application is in addition to the Windsor Business License Application and must be turned in at the same time that the Retail Business License is applied for. The cost of the Permit is $10.00 in addition to the $10.00 Business License fee.
Information concerning Seasonal Sales is in the Windsor Municipal Code in Section 4-3-360 and in Section 16-2-20 or you may contact the Planning Department at 970-674-2430.
On average, a 10-business-day review period is required for each type of license application, except a Special Event. A Special Event License application review will require, at the minimum, a 30-60 business day window because there are often many other Departments within the Town involved in this review; i.e. public works, police, zoning, recreation, finance, state agencies, etc. Plan accordingly so your special event is not delayed or cancelled.
Colorado Department of Revenue (driver’s license office)Greeley Office800 8th Ave.Greeley, CO 80631
Fort Collins Office1121 West Prospect Rd. Fort Collins, CO 80526
Larimer County Clerk’s Office200 West Oak St.Fort Collins, CO 80521
Weld County Clerk’s Office1402 North 17th Ave.Greeley, CO 80631
Town of WindsorTown Clerk’s Office301 Walnut StreetWindsor, CO 80550 Voter Registration Form
Larimer County Voter Information
Weld County Voter Information
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The Town of Windsor is responsible for repairing water meters and all pipes leading to our meters. Pipes that proceed from the water meter to a citizen's residence or business are the responsibility of the property owner to repair.
If you locate and repair a water leak at your residence or business, and provide the Town with proof, such as receipts for parts or a bill from a plumber, that repairs were successfully made, we offer a Utility Appeal Adjustment Program that may reduce the money owed for water while the leak was occurring. Please fill out the Utility Appeal Application or call 970-674-2422 for more information about leak adjustments. Utility Appeal Application