BOA Forms & Fees

Fees must be paid in person at our office on the 2nd floor of the Wellington Webb Building at the time of filing your appeal. You will also need to fill out an application form, either at our office or bring in your online application form.

Please note that if you simply fax or mail your application, you do not have a hearing date and do not have a case filed with the Board of Adjustment.


Fees must be paid in person on the 2nd floor of the Wellington Webb Building when filing your case at the Board of Adjustment office.

The cashier accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card, cash and personal checks.  Checks must be made payable to "Manager of Finance". 
Please note that the Cashier closes at 4:30 and payment must be made before closing of their office.

(See the Price List page.)

Applications
Application forms available for download. Please complete and submit to the office of the Board with the appropriate filing fee to begin a zoning appeal.

Please note that as of this date, you cannot fill out the pdf version of the application online. You also cannot fax the form into the office since you will need to bring your payment in person. Please fill the form out by hand and bring it into the office until further notice. 
It is also possible to have your initial filing submitted by mail. Please contact our staff about this process.

The Application can either be printed out and completed by hand, or you can type directly onto the form and print it from your computer. When the application is completed you can either file in person at the office of the Board, or via the postal service. Please have the application, the denial or order you are appealing, and the filing fee together.

  • Administrative Review (3rd Party): Use this form ONLY if you are a 3rd Party (non-landowner) appealing a Zoning Action by the City and county of Denver.
  • Standard Application: Use this form to appeal either a Denial of a Permit or an Order to Cease and Desist issued from the City and County of Denver.
  • ZPSE Application: Use this form for Zoning Permit with a special exception review under DZC 12.4.9

Power of Attorney
A properly executed Power of Attorney form is required if all landowners of a property cannot attend a hearing, if the property is owned by a corporation, or is a unit within a condominium development.

  • Individual: For an individual acting on behalf of another individual in accordance with the Board's Restated rules of Procedure.
  • Co-Owner: For a co-owner of property to act on behalf of another co-owner in accordance with the Board's Restated Rules of Procedure.
  • Corporate: For an individual acting on behalf of a Corporation, Company, Association, or Partnership in accordance with the Board's Restated Rules of Procedure.
  • Condominium: For an individual acting on behalf of a Condominium/Homeowners Association in accordance with the Board's Restated Rules of Procedure.

The following fees are being charged under 12.3.3.4.B., Denver Zoning Code:

1.  $100.00: For the following a one hundred dollar fee shall be charged.

       a.   Enclosures of balconies of individual units of multiple unit dwellings;

       b.   Special Exceptions for the keeping of animals only;

       c.   Six Month Delay of Enforcement under Section 12.2.6.7. from cease and 
             desist orders from Neighborhood Inspection Services for violations not 
             eligible for Variance or Special Exception, including inoperable, 
             dismantled or other non-permitted vehicles, trash or junk on the 
             property, unpaved or unscreened parking, and unrelated persons.

2.    $150.00: For the following a one hundred fifty dollar fee shall be charged.

       a.   Variances for minor construction including fences and detached sheds;

       b.   Variances for excess number of vehicles, oversized vehicles such as 
             overlength recreational vehicles, and the location of detached campers, 
             trailers and boats;

       c.   Variances for signage (excluding off-premises signs);

       d.   Six Month Delay of Enforcement under Section 12.2.6.7. for cease and 
             desist orders from Neighborhood Inspection Services for violations filed 
             under Categories 2.a. through 2.c.

3. $200.00: For the following a fee of two hundred dollars shall be charged.

      a.   Variances for major construction including residential, commercial 
            and industrial buildings, additions to these structures, second use 
            by right structures or ADUs, and garages;
      b.   Variances from provisions or conditions of approved landscaping plans 
            (excluding the requirement to provide landscaping);
      c.   Six Month Delay of Enforcement under Section 12.2.6.7. from cease and 
            desist orders from Neighborhood Inspection Services for violations filed 
            under Categories 3.a. and 3.b.;
      d.   Stay of Effective Date of Orders from cease and desist orders from 
            Neighborhood Inspection Services for the operation of excess dwelling 
            units, including second use by right structures.

4.   $300.00: For the following a fee of three hundred dollars shall be charged.

      a.   Special Exceptions (use categories as determined by Zoning Code 
            and Community Planning);

      b.   Variances for violations created by zone lot amendments;

      c.   Six Month Delay of Enforcement under Section 12.2.6.7. from cease and 
            desist orders from Neighborhood Inspection Services for violations filed 
            under Categories 4.a. and 4.b.;
5.    $400.00:
      a.   Appeal of Administrative Decision under Zoning Code by Manager or 
            staff of Community Planning, including all third party appeals of such 
            decisions;
      b.   Six Month Delay of Enforcement under Section 12.2.6.7. from cease and 
            desist orders from Neighborhood Inspection Services for violations filed 
            under Category 4.a.;

     

Permit Penalty Fee:   A fifty dollar ($50.00) fee will be assessed on appeals from orders when the applicant has taken action or done construction prior to obtaining the required zoning permit.

Contact Us

Main Office: 
Wellington Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-913-3050
Fax: 720-913-3051
boacontact@denvergov.org

Directions: The building is located on Colfax Avenue, approximately 2 blocks west of Broadway. The Office and Hearing Room (2.H.14) are located on the 2nd floor at the northeastern end of the newly constructed portion of the building.

Mailing Address:
Board of Adjustment for Zoning Appeals
201 W Colfax Ave., Dept 201
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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