What are my setbacks?

Setbacks are the distance required from a property line to any structure. You need to know setbacks prior to submitting a site plan to the county (for a permit). 

  1. Find your zoning via our interactive GIS map
  2. Turn on the "Zoning Planned Development" layer.
  3. Search for your address and click on your property.
  4. Once you see your zoning, the setbacks can be found in the corresponding "District" section of the Jefferson County Zoning Resolution

Read more about measuring setbacks (PDF). Please contact Planning & Zoning staff to verify setbacks and any special plat restrictions for your property.

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