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Thanksgiving Closures

The Board of Adjustment's office will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2020, and Friday, November 27, 2020, for Thanksgiving. 

Virtual Public Hearings

The Board of Adjustment has moved to holding fully virtual hearings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Hearings will be hosted through Zoom, with all Board members, City staff, and Appellants attending virtually.   Please see the Information Sheet for hearing policies, and please visit the Current Docket page for the link to attend the hearings.

If you want to participate in a hearing and need assistance doing so please contact the Board’s staff so we can ensure you can participate.  If you need assistance, please get in touch with the Board’s staff by 8:00 am, the day prior to the hearing

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

Any exhibits, letters, or materials for the Board to consider must be submitted by 8:00 am the day prior to the hearing.  I.e. Materials for the Board to consider at a hearing on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 must be submitted to the Board’s office by 8:00 am, Monday, May 18, 2020.  This will ensure that our staff can scan and organize all information to distribute digitally to all Board members and interested parties.

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

Rules of Procedure Update

The BOA has revised the Board's Rules of Procedure.  Here are the updated 2020 Board's Rules of Procedure.

Accepting Applications for New Board Members

The Board of Adjustment is acception applications for new Board members.  Next appointment terms will begin February 10, 2021.  If you are interested in serving on the Board of Adjustment, please submit your application to Boards and Commissions.

Emergency Rules Adoption

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

 


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.

The Year End Report for 2019 is now available.

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

 

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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