News and Events
- For general inquiries: e-mail us or use our online form
- To schedule a virtual 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 mailed for security reasons: Jefferson County Planning & Zoning, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Suite 3550, Golden, CO 80419
Office Closed: Virtual Appointments Only
Due to COVID-19, the Planning and Zoning office is closed to the public. We are offering virtual appointments only. Please schedule an appointment by clicking the "book now" button below, or call us at 303-271-8700. Everyone is still able to submit documents online (PDF).
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.
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 update was sent out on referral on September 9, 2020, with comments due by referral agencies on September 30, 2020. Planning and Zoning received several minor comments/inquiries from referral agencies and citizens which have been addressed.
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
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.
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.