Planning & Zoning

The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Division provides the general public with a variety of planning services and information based on land development regulation and zoning resolution for the unincorporated portion of Jefferson County. These services include, but are not limited to: interpretation of current and future land use, development and subdivision consultation, and issuance of fence, sign, grading, driveway and building permits.

Happening Now

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 under way. Read more about it on our Regulation Updates page.

2018 Fees

2018 Development Application and Permit fees and Traffic Impact fees are available now.

Shoveling of sidewalks

Jefferson County does not have an ordinance requiring citizens to shovel sidewalks, but the county encourages citizens to shovel walks adjacent to their homes as a courtesy to their neighbors and for the safety of pedestrians. Residents of incorporated areas are urged to check with their city governments for any policies regarding snow removal from sidewalks. Residents in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County who live within the boundaries of a homeowners association are urged to check with their HOA for any regulations regarding sidewalk maintenance.

For information about the plowing of streets in unincorporated Jefferson County, please see the Snow Removal FAQs page or call 303-271-5200.

Non-Emergency "Noise" Complaints 

For "noise" complaints please call 303-277-0211.

The Zoning Violation Process

If you have ever received a zoning violation the penalty language on the violation form can be quite intimidating. This overview (PDF) will help you understand the Zoning Violation Process.

Rebuilding After a Flood

As the recovery phase continues throughout the County, you may need a permit for the work that needs to be done on your property. Permits may be required for any work in the drainageway, grading activities, and structural improvements to buildings.

Please review our Requirements for Rebuilding After a Flood guide for information on the types of permits and the application process. You can contact Planning and Zoning Staff to assist you in determining which, if any, permits are required and we have setup expedited processes for those impacted by the flooding. The Jeffco Disaster Recovery page in addition to Planning and Zoning's Floodplains page have related information.

Stay Informed by Registering your Association!

Your association (HOA or Other) can receive notification of development proposals and regulation changes. Have you registered? Is your information up to date? Find out more about registering (PDF) and get the registration form (PDF).