News and Events

Short-Term Rental Survey

We want your opinions about Short-Term Rentals in Jefferson County. Examples of Short-Term Rentals are Airbnb and VRBO rentals. 

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Restaurants/Bars Can Apply for Temporary Outdoor Seating

  1. Please make sure to download the forms before entering your information to make sure your changes are saved. Only complete applications will be accepted. 
  2. Complete the Temporary Outdoor Seating Area Permit Application and Modification of Liquor License Application (if applicable).
  3. Send us an email with your application and attachments. Please make sure to attach all the necessary documents listed on the Temporary Outdoor Seating Area Permit Application.

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Book an Appointment with Planning & Zoning

Please schedule an appointment by clicking the "book now" button below, or call us at 303-271-8700. Making an appointment will help us keep our employees and customers safe to ensure we can sanitize between appointments. View our announcement for details, and remember you can always submit documents online!


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Virtual Hearings

Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Planning Commission (PC), and Board of Adjustment (BOA) Hearings have shifted to a virtual hearing format due to COVID-19. Visit our virtual hearings page for information about hearing dates and how to participate.

Community Meetings have shifted to a virtual community meeting format due to COVID-19. Visit our community meetings page to access and participate in virtual Community Meetings.

You may click on the buttons below to visit the Virtual Hearings and Virtual Community Meetings pages.

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Virtual Hearings

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Virtual Community Meetings

Zoning Resolution Section 37 Regulation Amendment

Planning & Zoning is working on a Regulation Amendment (20-120143AM) pertaining to the Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 37. The purpose of this regulation amendment is to update the Jefferson County Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) date from December 20, 2019 to January 15, 2021. Jefferson County is a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) community and this revision is required to remain in good standing with the NFIP.

The proposed amendments can be viewed through the folder linked here.

2020 Fees

2020 Permit and Development Fees and Traffic Impact Fees are available now. See the Fees page.

Comprehensive Master Plan Update – Focusing on Water Policies

Planning & Zoning is making updates to the Comprehensive Master Plan, with a focus on water policies. Visit the Comprehensive Master Plan Page to see the results of our recent survey, and see the Plan Updates page to find out more regarding the updates and the meetings that were held in December 2019.

FEMA Preliminary Coal Creek Canyon Floodplain

FEMA has proposed floodplain boundaries around Coal Creek, Beaver Creek, and Rock Creek near the Coal Creek Canyon area in Jefferson County. Postcards for this case (19-121991AR) were sent to residents in that area to provide notification of the proposed floodplain boundaries. Jefferson County will adopt the preliminary floodplain boundaries as part of the Floodplain Overlay District. For more information, including how to check if your property is in the floodplain, please visit the FEMA Preliminary Coal Creek Canyon Floodplain Page.

Online Applications

Minor Adjustments can now be applied for through the County’s online application system similar to Grading Permits, Floodplain Permits and Pre-Application submittals. It is recommended that this system be used for Minor Adjustment Applications. See the Online Applications page.

Jefferson County Comprehensive Master Plan data available through online mapping application “jMap”

Before the Jefferson County Comprehensive Master Plan was adopted in October of 2013, the over 500,000 sprawling acres of the unincorporated county were divided into nine separate Community Plans. Each Community Plan was unique to its specific diverse region, from the North Mountains to the South Plains. These plans were available online and in printed form and were updated periodically.

Each plan had a host of static maps including specific Land Use Recommendations. When a citizen would inquire about an individual parcel and its associated recommended land use, they would have to contact Planning and Zoning staff or find a static map and deduce which plan recommendation their parcel was within.

During the drafting of the Comprehensive Master Plan, Planning and Zoning staff saw an incredible opportunity to utilize available technology and create a spatial inventory of Comprehensive Master Plan data. This data would be available anytime to the general public as well as utilized to support and benefit day to day planning functions within the division through the jMap Online Mapping application.

Merging spatial data from nine separate and unique Community Plans proved to be a daunting task and took many staff members over a year to construct a working layer. The layer gives the same citizen noted above the ability to open a website on their computer or any mobile device and in a matter of a few clicks, they will be able to find information about plan recommendations and other informative spatial data. Staff continues to work on this layer to make it even more user friendly in the months to come.