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Board of Adjustment for Zoning Appeals


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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.

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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

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

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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