Zoning defines many aspects of a property, such as size and location of structures, allowed uses, required parking, transportation, lot shapes, block patterns and more.
If you are considering purchasing a property, making any changes to your property or changing how you use your property, use the DevelopDENVER tool to the right to determine the zoning for your property. Once you've found how your property is zoned, look up your zone district in the Denver zoning code to make sure the intended use complies with the code.
Depending on the type of project, zoning process and submittal requirements vary. Click below for permit applications, guides and submittal requirements specific to your project type.
For commercial projects, click Zoning Permits for Commercial Projects for information on all of the following:
For residential projects, click below for information on all of the following:
Development Services provides research for the following information on any property located within the City and County of Denver:
You can obtain this information by requesting a zoning verification and compliance letter.
Project plans must be submitted so that zoning staff may complete a full review of the entire project. For those projects where you know your project will violate zoning regulations, and you plan to request a variance, you must still submit the project for a full review first.
If after submitting your plans you learn that your project does not meet zoning requirements, you may either revise the project to meet the zoning code, or you may be able to appeal the reviewer's decision to the Board of Adjustment.
An appeal is useful when:
Certain actions of the zoning administrator can be appealed to the Board of Adjustment.
A zone lot is the land designated as the building site for a structure and/or the site for a land use or activity. The city uses the zone lot as the basic land unit for zoning review and permitting.
Zone lot boundaries may be changed by submitting an application for a zone lot amendment.