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. View the requirements and process for your project type.
For commercial projects and multi-family units:
For home projects:
Zoning Permit Staff
Please leave/send a message with details including the address of the property. Staff will return your call/e-mail by the end of the next business day.
For rezoning inquiries visit CPD's rezoning page.
Office hours and location:
Commercial zoning: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday (Sign in by 3:30 for same-day reviews and log-ins.)
For single-family/duplex zoning hours, see residential same-day review.
Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building 201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept 203 Denver, CO 80202
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.