Average Plan Review Times

The ability to estimate permitting timelines is an important factor in managing your project. While we strive to provide accurate estimates based on current 90-day averages, actual review times may vary by project. Community Planning and Development is committed to monitoring and sharing review times and making adjustments as needed to provide excellent quality of work and customer service for all projects. 

Some projects will have a due date listed in e-permits. These dates are set automatically based on target review times, and do not adjust in response to volume or capacity. For a more accurate estimate, please use the dates provided in the dashboard below based on when your permit application was accepted for review.

Projects are reviewed in the order they are received by the next available staff member. E-permits will not list a specific reviewer for your project until one is available and the project has been officially picked up for review by that individual.

Mayor's 2024 Goal to Reduce Permitting Time

Mayor Mike Johnston and agency leaders across the City and County of Denver worked together to design ambitious citywide goals for 2024. One of the city's goals is to re-envision the development permitting process and reduce city review time by 30%. CPD and other city agencies are working collaboratively to execute this work. Project updates and milestones will be posted to this page.

Review Times Dashboard 

  • Average Weeks: These columns show the average review times experienced by customers over the last 90 days.
  • 90th Percentile Weeks: These columns show the maximum review times over the last 90 days. It includes projects that are taking longer than usual due to complicated or unique circumstances.

Use the arrow in the bottom-right to open in full-screen mode. Data is updated daily.

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Please note: It can take up to two business days to verify that an application is complete and ready for plan review. 

Additional Resources

List of Minor Commercial or Residential Projects (eligible for faster review times)