Board of Adjustment for Zoning
Virtual Public Hearings
The Board of Adjustment has moved to holding fully virtual hearings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Hearings will be hosted through Zoom, with all Board members, City staff, and Appellants attending virtually. Please see the Information Sheet(PDF, 133KB) 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.
Do Business With Us Online!
Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Adjustment will primarily operate online rather than in person, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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 in the Hearing Room (2.H.14) located on the second floor of the Webb Municipal Building at 201 West Colfax Avenue.
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.
- Rules of Procedure Update
The BOA has revised the Board's Rules of Procedure. Here are the updated 2020 Board's Rules of Procedure.
- Accepting Applications for New Board Members
The Board of Adjustment is acception applications for new Board members. Next appointment terms will begin February 10, 2021. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Adjustment, please submit your application to Boards and Commissions.
- Emergency Rules Adoption
On May 12, 2020, the Board of Adjustment adopted Emergency Rules to allow hearings to proceed with semi-virtual attendance.
- Charlie Young has been appointed as a full-time Board member, with a term of service beginning on February 10, 2020. Jose Aguayo has been appointed to serve as an alternate Board member, with a term of service beginning on February 10, 2020.
- The Year End Report for 2019 is now available.
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If you have recently had a hearing with the Board of Adjustment, please fill out our survey and let us know about your experience. If you have any comments or feedback on how we could improve the process, please let us know.
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