News and Events
- For general inquiries: e-mail us or use our online form
- To schedule an appointment with staff: book an appointment online or call us at 303-271-8700
- To submit applications for Land Disturbance Permits, Floodplain Permits, Minor Adjustments, Pre-Applications, visit our online portal
- To submit applications for other permits: e-mail us
- Sign pick-up: Please schedule an appointment and pre-pay any applicable fees online using our online portal
- Electronic documents are strongly encouraged for fastest service. There is also a drop box located just outside the Planning & Zoning office. Please note, providing physical documents instead of electronic documents will cause a significant delay in service.
- Checks and other sensitive documents can be dropped off at the office or mailed: Jefferson County Planning & Zoning, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Suite 3550, Golden, CO 80419
Virtual Appointments Encouraged
Planning and Zoning is open to the public and we are offering both virtual and in-person appointments. For the convenience and safety of the public and our staff, virtual appointments are encouraged. Many staff are still working remotely to provide online and virtual services Monday through Thursday. County offices are closed on Fridays. Click the "book now" button below or call us at 303-271-8700 to make your appointment. Everyone is still able to submit documents online (PDF).
Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) Regulation Updates
The Board of County Commissioners has approved changes to two sections of the Zoning Resolution to address non-commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). The final approved draft of the changes will be posted here soon.
The main focus of this regulation update is on non-commercial WECS to include additional submittal item requirements as well as review criteria to be used when a proposed freestanding WECS exceeds the allowed height. Requests for increased height would be through a Special Exception review by the Board of Adjustment. Non-commercial WECS are intended to serve only principal and accessory uses on a property and not to generate additional energy that can be sold.
2020 Historically Jeffco Magazine Now Available
The Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) invites readers to pick up a fresh copy of its annual publication, Historically Jeffco magazine. Following the theme of Legacy Trades and Businesses, the 2020 edition highlights numerous local commercial enterprises that have thrived through generations. Also featured in the 72-page publication are special anniversaries such as Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage, spotlights on Coors and Lockheed Martin, and much more!
How to Get Your Copy of Historically Jeffco
As always, all issues of Historically Jeffco are available for free download on our Historical Publications page. Once COVID public health restrictions are lifted, a limited number of hard copies of the 2020 edition of Historically Jeffco will be available for pickup at the Planning & Zoning Division offices (100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Suite 3550, in the Jefferson County Courthouse). Watch this space for updates!
Past issues of the magazine in hard copy format may be purchased through the Friends of the JCHC with proceeds going to fund JCHC programs and events. For details, please contact us.
Jefferson County Historical Commission Hall of Fame Event
The Jefferson County Historical Commission held their annual Hall of Fame event on December third - virtually! The annual Hall of Fame celebrates the rich local history of Jefferson County by recognizing exemplary individuals, landmarks, and groups that have made timeless contributions to our community. View the virtual Hall of Fame video here.
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.
Restaurants/Bars Can Apply for Temporary Outdoor Seating
2021 Permit and Development Fees and Traffic Impact Fees are available. See the Fees page.
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.
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.