The Denver Zoning Code balances conservation and development to implement the community's vision for the future of Denver through our built environment. The Denver Zoning Code was adopted in 2010.
For properties that were not included in the comprehensive update in 2010, zoning is governed by Former Chapter 59 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code.
View complete Denver Zoning Code as amended through May 25, 2023
Zone District Descriptions and Definitions
Zoning code interpretations clarify how zoning regulations are applied to a specific case as well as guide general application of the code. Interpretations can be appealed to the Board of Adjustment within 15 days of issuance.
Zoning code determinations summarize the zoning administrator’s decisions on unlisted uses and decisions on which of two or more conflicting code provisions apply. Determinations can be appealed to the Board of Adjustment within 15 days of issuance.
Unlisted Accessory Use Determinations
Unlisted Temporary Use Determinations
Zoning code clarifications primarily provide guidance to staff on how to apply the Denver Zoning Code consistently. These clarifications are posted here to assist customers and the public on how code regulations might apply to their project or in general.
The zoning code interpretations, determinations, and clarifications listed below apply to earlier versions of the Denver Zoning Code, which is still in use for certain projects. For projects using the most current code version available on this webpage, the documents listed below do not apply.
All documents below are PDF downloads.