For Landmark Certificate of Appropriateness:
Submit a design review application to Landmark Preservation. The approval typically takes one to three weeks. More complex projects or projects requiring Landmark Preservation Commission or Lower Downtown Design Review Board approval will take longer.
NOTE: Obtain Landmark approval first before proceeding with other permits.
For Zoning and Building:
Plan Review - All other projects for adding additional habitable space
Submit all construction documents to at the Permit Service Counter for review by City staff. Once review has been completed and all documents approved, permits will be issued.
Adjacent Property Owner Notification:
Where the project requires any type of demolition or excavation, builder must verify notification of all adjacent property owners by providing the City either the return receipt of certified mail delivery, or the signed receipt of personal notification.
Please note that a permit will not be issued until 10 working days has passed since the adjacent property owner notification was made.
The contractor can obtain the ROW permits at Public Works Permit Operations at 2000 West 3rd Ave or directly from the ROW inspector at (303) 446-3469.
For Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP):
Same Day Review if the additional space does not change the use (e.g., Single Family Residence to Duplex)
Plan Review for all change of use and or work in a floodplain.
NOTE: All documents can be submitted in person or online through the ePlan.
For Parkways Review:
Plan Review - If Parkways review is required, submit all construction documents at the Permit Service Counter for review by City staff. Once review has been completed and all documents approved, permits will be issued. The review process can take up to 30 days depending upon the complexity of your project.
If a Transportation review is needed, the review is done concurrently with the Zoning and Building Review.
For Denver Forestry:
Contact Denver Forestry by email or by phone at 720-913-0651 if project will impact the canopy or roots of street trees. Allow about 3 to 5 business working days for inspections and approval.