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The Denver Zoning Code implements the city's vision for the future of Denver, by calibrating regulations for structures, uses and parking by neighborhood context. The Denver Zoning Code was adopted in 2010.
For properties that were not included in the comprehensive update in 2010, zoning is governed by Former Chapter 59 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code.
View complete Denver Zoning Code as amended through July 26, 2021
Summary of Zone Districts (PDF)
Zoning code interpretations clarify how zoning regulations are applied to a specific case as well as guide general application of the code. Interpretations can be appealed to the Board of Adjustment within 15 days of issuance.
All documents below are PDF downloads.
Zoning code determinations summarize the zoning administrator’s decisions on unlisted uses and decisions on which of two or more conflicting code provisions apply. Determinations can be appealed to the Board of Adjustment within 15 days of issuance.
Unlisted Primary Use Determinations
Unlisted Accessory Use Determinations
Unlisted Temporary Use Determinations
Zoning code clarifications primarily provide guidance to staff on how to apply the Denver Zoning Code consistently. These clarifications are posted here to assist customers and the public on how code regulations might apply to their project or in general.
Zoning Admin Policies