Board of Adjustment for Zoning
Semi-Virtual Public Hearings
The Board of Adjustment has moved to holding semi-virtual hearings. A quorum of Board members will be physically present in the hearing room. Remaining Board members will attend the hearings virtually. City staff, Appellants, and members of the public have the option to either attend in person or through Zoom. Please see the Information Sheet(PDF, 131KB) for hearing policies, and please visit the Current Docket page for the link to attend the hearings.
If you plan to attend virtually and are unfamiliar with Zoom, please reach out to the Board's staff so we can set up a demo session for you. If you would like to set up a demo session, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to ensure you can participate in the hearings. If you need assistance, please get in touch with the Board’s staff by 8:00 am, the day prior to the hearing
Any exhibits, letters, or materials for the Board to consider must be submitted by 8:00 am the day prior to the hearing. I.e. Materials for the Board to consider at a hearing on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 must be submitted to the Board’s office by 8:00 am, Monday, May 18, 2020. This will ensure that our staff can scan and organize all information to distribute digitally to all Board members and interested parties.
Office Counter Hours
The Board of Adjustment is accessible in person Tuesday - Thursday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. We will remain accessible online Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
Contact us for questions
The Board's sole duty is to hear and decide cases regarding the Denver Zoning Code. The types of relief that the Board may grant are summarized on the File a Case page under the Available Relief Under the Denver Zoning Code tab.
The Board meets Tuesday mornings in a semi-formal proceeding open to the public. Hearings can be attended in person in the Hearing Room (2.H.14) located on the second floor of the Webb Municipal Building at 201 West Colfax Avenue, or virtually through Zoom on our Current Docket page.
It is improper to contact any of the Board Members concerning an appeal outside of the public meeting, and to do so may result in one or more of the members recusing from the appeals hearing.
- The Variance criteria was recently updated and changed from a 'Hardship' standard to a 'Justifying Circumstances' standard. Variance Criteria(PDF, 258KB).(PDF, 127KB)
- 2023 Board Members
Regular Board Members
Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, Chair
Jeremy Haywood, Vice-Chair
Dee Dee DeVuyst
Alternate Board Members
- The Year End Report for 2021(PDF, 3MB) is now available
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