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.
Commercial Zoning Permits for information on all of the following:
Large Development Review for proposed new large developments
Site Development Plan (SDP) Review for information on
Simultaneous Review for instructions on applying for zoning and building permits at the same time
Development Services provides research for the following information on any property located within the City and County of Denver:
What if my project doesn't meet zoning code requirements? What can be appealed?
Learn more about administrative adjustments for
minor exceptions to zoning codes, variance requests through the Board of Adjustments, and appealing a zoning decision.
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.