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On May 9, 2020, many businesses were allowed to re-open with 50% of employees if able to maintain six-foot physical distancing, abide by the face-covering order and other guidelines.

Everyone is urged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. We know this is a big ask of our residents and businesses, but it is a necessary step to ensure the health and safety of our community.

 

Hearings have Resumed in Semi-Virtual Platform May 19, 2020

We have resumed BOA hearings on May 19, 2020.  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are modifying several of our hearing policies.  Please see the Information Sheet for hearing policies.

One of the largest changes is that the BOA will now be conducting hearings with a virtual attendance option through Cisco Webex, in an effort to promote social distancing.  Physical attendance is still an option at the Webb Municipal Bldg., room 2.H.14, but we do encourage virtual attendance.  Please see the Information Sheet for information on how to join the virtual meeting or follow the web link through our Current Docket page.

If you plan to attend virtually, please attend a Webex demo prior to the hearing to ensure you can participate.  Demos will be held between 11 am - noon every Friday.  The link for the Webex demo will also be on the Current Docket page.

Another change is that we will now require any documents including exhibits and letters of support or opposition to be submitted no later than 8:00AM on the Monday prior to the Tuesday hearing.  This will allow us to ensure that Board members, City staff, Appellants, and any interested parties will have digital access to all submitted materials.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Please contact our office with any questions.

Do business with us online instead of in person!

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.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe this is a responsible way to protect our staff and the public health of the residents in our community.  We believe we can address customers’ needs through email correspondence and we will do our best to ensure our office continues to operate despite the novel coronavirus concerns.  If there is anything we can help you with, please get in touch with us by email.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Justin Gumo – Justin.Gumo@denvergov.org

Phillip Williams – Phillip.Williams@denvergov.org

Austin Keithler – Austin.Keithler@denvergov.org

General Office Inquiries – boacontact@denvergov.org

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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.

If you have recently had a hearing with the Board of Adjustment, please fill out our SURVEY to let us know about your experience.  If you have any comments or feedback on how we could improve the process, please let us know.

NOTE:  The Board of Adjustment's archival case records between 1925 and 1956 will be moving to the Western History division of the Denver Public Library.  They will be catalogued, processed, and made available to the public at a future date.  Any questions can be directed to the Western History division of the Denver Public Library. 

 

Current Events

On May 12, 2020, the Board of Adjustment adopted Emergency Rules to allow hearings to proceed with semi-virtual attendence.

After more than 20 years with no changes, the Board’s Rules of Procedures have been updated to reflect the Board’s current practices and the new Zoning Code.   Attached is the final draft of the revised Rules.

The Year End Report for 2018 is now available.

The Board of Adjustment is always acception applications new new Board members.  Appointment terms typically begin part way through the first quarter of each year.  If you are interested in serving on the Board of Adjustment, submit your application to Boards and Commissions.

The Board of Adjustment has created a publicly accessible search function for our database to better serve the needs of Denver citizens.  Take a look at our Records Search Page


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.

 

Contact Us

Main Office: 
Wellington Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Avenue, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-913-3050
Fax: 720-913-3051
boacontact@denvergov.org

Directions: The building is located on Colfax Avenue, approximately 2 blocks west of Broadway. The Office and Hearing Room (2.H.14) are located on the 2nd floor at the northeastern end of the building, near Court Place and 15th Street.

Mailing Address:
Board of Adjustment for Zoning Appeals
201 W Colfax Ave., Dept 201
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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