Certificate of Demolition Eligibility Review

A Certificate of Demolition Eligibility allows a subsequent demolition application to be processed without further review by Landmark Preservation for five years. Certificates issued as part of a general development plan under the Denver Zoning Code are valid for ten years.

 

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Step 1.Factors that may affect your project 

Landmark Status

A Certificate of Demolition Eligibility will not be issued if the property is:

  • an individually designated Denver historic landmark
  • in a designated historic district
  • currently being considered for designation as a landmark or as part of a historic district

If you are unsure about the landmark status of your property, see the landmark/historic district map and enter the property address. 

Step 2.Application

Complete the application and submit along with the related fee ($250) by mail or in person as detailed at the bottom of this page. Please make the check out to Manager of Finance.

How to submit

Complete the required application and submit it, along with any supporting materials, by email to landmark@denvergov.org.  Your submission should include two attachments:

  • PDF with the completed form ("yourname-app.pdf") 
  • PDF that combines all supporting materials ("yourname-app-materials.pdf")

File size should not exceed more than 25 MB combined. Contact us if you are having trouble with your electronic submission.

Every project is different. Depending upon the complexity and specifics of your project, process and time frame may vary from the information presented on this website and in the application materials. If you have any questions, please contact us.

NOTE: All materials submitted with your application become the property the City and County of Denver. The materials are part of public record, can be used in a public hearing, and cannot be returned.

If you use assistive technology and would like to access the content in the PDF documents on this page, please contact Landmark@denvergov.org.

 

Step 3.Staff review and posting

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

No Landmark Designation Potential 

If the Landmark Preservation staff review determines that the property does not have potential for landmark designation, staff will issue a Certificate of Designation Eligibility within 10 business days of application receipt.


Landmark Designation Potential

If the Landmark Preservation staff determines the property has potential for historic designation, a notice will be posted on the property for 21 calendar days.

  • If Landmark Preservation staff receives a designation application and application fee by 4:30 p.m. on the 21st calendar day, the landmark designation process would begin.
  • If Landmark Preservation staff does not receive a landmark designation application or a "notice of intent to file a designation application" by 4:30 p.m. on the 21st calendar day, a Certificate of Demolition Eligibility will be issued on the next business day.
  • If Landmark Preservation receives a "notice of intent to file a landmark designation application" by the 21st day, the posting period is extended to 4:30 p.m. on the 60th calendar day. 
  • By day 40 of the posting period, a stakeholder meeting with a third-party facilitator must take place. The meeting must include the property owner(s) or owner(s)' representative, one of the persons who filed the notice of intent, and a Landmark Preservation staff member.  Representative members of the community may also be invited to the meeting. 
  • If the posting period is extended and Landmark Preservation staff receives a designation application and application fee by 4:30 p.m. on the 60th calendar day, the landmark designation process would begin. Note: The designation applicant does not have to be one of the people who submitted the notice of intent. 
  • If the posting period is extended and Landmark Preservation staff does not receive a designation application and application fee by 4:30 p.m. on the 60th calendar day, a Certificate of Demolition Eligibility will be issued on the next business day.

In cases in which the landmark designation process is initiated, if the property is not designated within 90 days of the date the landmark designation application was received, the Certificate of Demolition Eligibility will be issued.