Denver's legendary quality of life is not an accidental fact of nature. It must be continuously created and sustained for all who live here, with strong, diverse neighborhoods and housing that together ensures the promise of economic mobility. The City is committed to the preservation, rehabilitation, and creation of affordable housing. OED partners with public, private and nonprofit organizations to ensure that safe, livable housing options exist for those with low and moderate incomes, people with special needs, and the low-income elderly. Strategic investments in a range of neighborhood projects reflect our focus on underserved and distressed areas.
Read and download the one-page listing of all city resources on housing:
Help for those experiencing homeless, renters, hoping to buy, and hoping to stay in place.
Visit the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter on Facebook for tips, tricks, and the latest pet adoptions. For information on animal health, abuse lost and found pets, laws, and other animal-related issues visit the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter website. For additional animal complaints or questions call 3-1-1 or go online to the 311 Help Center.
A few rules on animals & pets:
You can call (303) 698-0076 to report barking or vicious dogs, dog at large.
Coyotes: Coyotes can be identified by a black tipped tail, black shoulder stripe, gold eyes, long pointed ears & nose and long legs
Tips for safety around the home:
If you encounter a coyote(s) when walking your dog:
NOTE: Coyotes are skittish and will eventually run away. They avoid confrontation with aggressive people. To report coyote activity or for further information, contact Doug Kelly with Denver Parks and Recreation, atDoug.Kelley@denvergov.org or (720) 913-0630.
For more information on wildlife in and around Denver, visit the 'Wildlife' section of the Denver Parks & Recreation website.
Want to register to vote or find your Voter Service Center? Would you like to view election maps & records, read ballot initiatives, or take a look at the election calendar? Contact the Denver Elections Division at 311, or visit www.denvervotes.org
Powers and duties of the Denver Clerk and Recorder
The City and County of Denver takes a collaborative approach to the management of marijuana, which includes multiple city agencies working together to address marijuana regulation, enforcement and education. This Denver Marijuana Information center provides links to information about marijuana business licensing, inspections and permits, news, and other important topics.
Register for Denver 911 Emergency Cell Phone Notification. This system is used to distribute important information about emergency events occurring within the City and County of Denver. These are targeted notifications about incidents occurring in specific areas, like your neighborhood! Stay informed and stay safe.
To find property related information such as property taxes and records for your home or business, visit the Assessor's Office.
You can also view detailed property information with our interactive real property search application which can show property assessment values, maps, comparables and more.
The Denver Zoning Code implements the city's vision for the future of Denver. The code is intended to balance conservation and development, achieve design excellence in the built environment and guide Denver's prosperous and sustainable future.
You can also find other related zoning information including :
According to Community Planning and Development’spreservation staff, historic preservation is achieved by local designation of both structures and districts. In order for a potential structure or district to be eligible for designation, it must meet two of the three criteria for historical significance described in the Landmark ordinance (Chapter 30): History, Architecture, and Geography. (View theLandmark Ordinance for specific criteria). All applications for designation are reviewed by Landmark staff, the Landmark Preservation Commission, the Denver Planning Board, and City Council.
General process for designation is as follows:
While the Landmark Preservation Commission can make a recommendation for designation of an individual property or district, only City Council can approve the designation through a public hearing process. The entire process for designation is designed to maximize public input and involve the participation of registered neighborhood organizations.
You can call 3-1-1, or go to the 311 online help center, for these issues:
Report graffiti to public works for free removal assistance* by submitting a 311 Help Request
* For free removal assistance on your property, you must complete a removal authorization form
You can also call to report graffiti found in your area:
The City and County of Denver is working with stakeholder groups in Central Denver to address a growing need for publicly-accessible restrooms and to evaluate options for providing restrooms in high-use, high traffic locations. Accessible public restrooms can benefit public health and the environment, and can even enhance people’s mobility options.
If you're planning construction that will impact curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, streets, or other improvements in the right of way, you will need to be familiar with the City and County of Denver's policies and procedures and property owner responsibilities.
As the weather turns colder, the City of Denver wants our residents to know what to expect when snow falls. Visit www.DenverSnowPlan.com for more detailed information on snow removal. During snowfall, we update the website in real time to reflect current conditions and our strategies.
A residential parking permit exempts a resident’s vehicle from the posted, on-street parking time limit restrictions on the block in which the vehicle owner resides. While having a residential parking permit doesn't guarantee you a parking space, it does mean you don't have to worry about time limits when parked on your block
A residential parking permit does not allow parking in violation of any other parking regulations such as:
If you received a permit renewal letter in the mail, you may now renew your residential parking permit online.
What you need:
The Colorado.gov online renewal service allows you to renew one or several vehicles in a single transaction using a credit card or electronic check. The service is provided by a third party working in partnership with the State of Colorado. The price of items purchased through this service includes funds to develop, maintain, and enhance the state's official web portal, Colorado.gov.
Denver Motor Vehicle will mail renewal reminder postcards the 15th of the month prior to the expiration month as a courtesy to Denver residents. If you did not receive a card or you lost your renewal card, call 311 and they can connect you with a DMV Specialist who can look up your registration fees and whether you need proof of insurance or emissions, you can then still take advantage of the online or mail in renewal options.