Right-of-Way Survey

The Survey Section of Right-of-Way Services furnishes Land Survey expertise to the City and County of Denver as well as review of private and city development projects.

Contact DOTI Right-of-Way Services Survey
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept. 507
Denver, CO 80202
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Survey Guidelines, Requirements, GIS Tools

Survey-related GIS data 

ROWS-Survey GIS datasets are available from the City’s Open Data Catalog.


The following themes are available in numerous formats, both spatial and tabular:

  • Area (polygon) Themes – County (City) Boundary, Subdivisions, Subdivision Lots, Annexations, Official City Resurveys, Right-of-Way Limits, ROW Dedications and Vacations, Easements (existing and relinquished), Surveyor Plan Review Regions
  • Line Themes – County (City) Boundary, Public Land Survey System Lines (“Section Lines”)
  • Point Themes – Benchmarks, Land Corners, Range Points, NGS HARN points

Addressing and Land Use

Addressing and Land Use

Requirements on obtaining address assignment cards and the address request form:

Addressing Permit Entrance Requirements

Engineering Addressing Policy(PDF, 615KB)

Addressing permits are now available to apply and pay online.

Log in to Accela Citizen Access

Register for an account, add your contractor's license, check permit status and pay fees online. Report Accela issues to pwpermits@denvergov.org

Addressing Accuracy

The City and County of Denver is beginning to use directional designations when referring to addresses in the north and east sides of the city and is encouraging residents and property owners to do the same. See more at denvergov.org/bestaddress

Easement Relinquishments

Easement Relinquishment (PDF) — for the process of relieving a parcel of land of a specific easement

Street and Alley Vacations

Street and Alley Vacation Policy(PDF, 227KB) (Policy Statement, 2006)

Street and Alley Vacations - to be taken from this public system and returned to a private property status.

Process Requirements

Street and Alley Vacations Process Requirements(PDF, 964KB) 

More information about vacating the right-of-way

Staff Directory