Text Amendments

The Denver zoning code is a foundational document that evolves with the city as its needs change; it has undergone several text amendments based on identified needs and public feedback. 

Text amendments to the Denver Zoning Code are generally initiated by Community Planning and Development staff and must be adopted by City Council.

Amendment to Allow for Sales of Fresh Produce and Cottage Foods as a Home Occupation
A text amendment that would add the sale of fresh produce and cottage foods to the list of permitted home occupations in Residential Zone Districts.

Upcoming Dates:
March 25th: City Council Land Use, Transportation, and Infrastructure (LUTI) Committee informational item
April 7, 2014: Deadline for comments on Public Review Draft
April 22, 2014: Planning Board Draft and staff report released for public review
May 7, 2014: Planning Board Adoption Public Hearing

Read a summary of the proposed amendment (PDF)
Public review draft (PDF)
For information on Colorado's Cottage Foods Act, click here.

Questions and comments on this amendment may be directed to Senior City Planner Sarah Showalter, sarah.showalter@denvergov.org.

Text Amendment Package 2013

The Denver zoning code has undergone several text amendments since it was adopted in 2010. As Denver Community Planning and Development staff works with customers and residents daily, we continue to identify important clarifications and substantive changes necessary to ensure that the Denver zoning code can help effectively implement Denver’s adopted plans. Read the highlights of the latest zoning code updateView the revised Denver Zoning Code or see the legislative history of the code (below).

Adopted Text Amendments

View the full Legislative History of Denver Zoning Code Text Amendments (PDF), which outlines zoning code changes adopted by City Council to date. The legislative history includes ordinance number, effective date, applicable Denver Zoning Code provisions, and keywords. Text amendments to the code follow the procedure set out in the Denver Zoning Code, Article 12, Section 12.4.11.

Redline Versions

By clicking on the redline versions, you can view and print a marked-up version of the text amendment to learn what changed. 

Text amendment 1 (PDF) 
Text amendment 2 (PDF) 
Text amendment 3 (PDF) 
Text amendment 4 (PDF) 
Text amendment 5 (PDF) 
Text amendment 6 (PDF) 
Text amendment 7 (PDF) 
Text amendment 8 (PDF) 
Text amendment 9 (PDF) 
Text amendment 10 (PDF) 
Text amendment 11 (PDF) 
Text amendment 12 (PDF) 
Text amendment 13 (PDF) 
Text amendment 14 (PDF) 
Text amendment 15 (PDF) 
Text amendment 16 (PDF)

By clicking on the page replacements, you will find the amended pages and detailed instructions on removing old pages and inserting new pages into your hard copy of the Denver Zoning Code.

Full DZC book through amendment 5 (PDF) 
Text amendment 7 (PDF) 
Text amendment 6 -- replace 7 before replacing 6 (PDF) 
Text amendment 8 (PDF) 
Text amendment 9 (PDF) 
Text amendment 10 (PDF) 
Text amendment 11 (PDF) 
Text amendment 12 (PDF) 
Text amendment 13 (PDF) 
Text amendment 14 (PDF) 
Text amendment 15 (PDF) 
Full DZC book through text amendment 16* -- See Denver Zoning Code

*The Denver Zoning Code was originally published on June 25, 2010. It was re-published in its entirety including text amendment 16 on April 7, 2014.

Submit Comments

We welcome your comments on pending text amendments. Comments may be provided by mail or in person at public hearings. The following types of written comments are accepted:

  • Citizen comments
  • RNO position statements

Mail comments to:
Planning Services
Community Planning and Development
201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept 205
Denver, CO 80202

Email:  Rezoning@denvergov.org

NOTE: Please include the address of the proposed rezoning in your comment.

Neighborhood Position Statements

Denver CPD notifies Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) of pending amendments affecting areas located inside or within 200 feet of their established boundaries. 

For text amendments, RNOs receive a public hearing notice prior to City Council public hearings.  A RNO is encouraged to: