Regulation Updates

Regulation Amendments

A Regulation Amendment process pertaining to the Zoning Resolution, Land Development Regulation, Transportation Design and Construction Manual and Storm Drainage Design and Technical Criteria is underway. This regulation update includes general housekeeping and updates to all sections.

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The 1st Referral is closed. Proposed regulations are being prepared by Jefferson County for 2nd Referral. Additional commentary will be accepted during the 2nd Referral. 

Sign Regulation Update

We are undergoing regulation revisions pertaining Sign Regulations in the Zoning Resolution. The Sign Regulations section provide orderly control of signs and permit the use of signs.

Staff is in the process of analyzing comments from the second referral which ended August 25. There are fairly substantive changes that have occurred between the existing Sign Regulations and what is proposed. Many of these changes are reflective of the Supreme Court ruling on sign regulations (Reed et al v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona) that categorize signs based on the type of information they convey. The ruling stated that signs cannot be reviewed based on content. Jefferson County has revised the Sign Regulations to reflect these changes and to maintain content neutrality. Staff is also proposing changes to definition of different types of signs, illumination of signs, electronic message centers, and non-conforming signs.

The main text for Sign Regulations is in Section 11 of the Zoning Resolution, however, staff is also proposing updates to related sections, including Section 6 and Definitions of the Zoning Resolution and the Policies and Procedures Manual. All information related to this Regulation Amendment can be found here or by typing case number (17-107190AM) into the County’s Permit and Active Case Search.

We are very interested in any comments or concerns that you or your agency may have with these proposed changes. If you have comments or questions on this regulation update, please contact Sarah Rosenberg, 303-271-8728.


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Previous Changes to the Regulations


In the past postcards have been mailed for notification of regulation updates. Future notices will be by e-mail only. For future notification of regulation changes please fill out our web form, indicate the nature of your request and submit. We will add your e-mail to our list for notification.