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  • Contact Information

    Jefferson County Board of Adjustment

    dmcintyr@jeffco.us
    303-271-8726

    Monday-Friday
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Contact Us

    100 Jefferson County Parkway
    Suite 3550
    Admin and Courts Facility
    Golden, CO 80419-3550

  • Board of Adjustment


    The Board of Adjustment (BOA) is a seven-member board that considers granting variances in cases where a property owner cannot meet the standards in their zone district; to consider granting special exceptions for temporary activities and to consider appeals of the zoning administrator's written decisions, determinations and interpretations.

    The BOA is created by state statute and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. When a case is scheduled for hearing before the BOA, a public notice sign is posted on the subject property for a minimum of 15 days, and written notification is provided to all adjacent property owners. Public input is encouraged. Variances (e.g., reduction of required setbacks or lot size, or increase in height, etc.) run with the land, while most special exceptions (e.g., temporary structures, home occupations, etc.) are granted for a specified length of time, and require rehearing and renewal upon expiration.

    It is not within the purview of the BOA to change land use, and therefore variances, when granted, do not constitute a rezoning. Decisions of the BOA are final, and the appeal process is through District Court.

    Meeting Schedule:

    • First and third Wednesday of each month (adjusted for holidays)
      • Pre-Meeting: 8:30 a.m.
      • Public Hearing: 9:00 a.m.


    Pre-Meetings are held in room 1568 (behind Hearing Room One on the First Floor) of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80419.

    Public Hearings are held in Hearing Room One of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80419.

    The agenda will be posted approximately one week before the hearing.

    For additional information on the Jefferson County Board of Adjustment, please contact Debbie McIntyre at 303-271-8726.

    Board of Adjustment Membership

    The Board of Adjustment is made up of volunteers who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Five regular members of the Planning Commission are appointed for three year terms and two associate members are appointed for one year terms. 

    Applications View application in PDF format. for new members are always welcomed and will be kept on file by the Board of County Commissioners Office to fill vacancies.

    Regular Members

    Edward Ford, Expires: 2/31/16
    1st Appointed: 3/31/09
    Richard Ingram, Chairman, Expires: 3/31/16
    1st Appointed: 2/20/73
    William C. (Bill) Mathews, Vice-Chairman, Expires: 2/31/15
    1st Appointed: 9/4/07
    Max W. Mues, Expires: 3/31/17
    1st Appointed: 5/3/05
    Lois Tate, Expires: 3/31/15
    1st Appointed: 10/14/03

    Alternate Members

    Louis Matis, Expires: 3/31/15
    1st Appointed: 3/22/2011
    Curtis Westphal II, Expires: 3/31/15
    1st Appointed: 4/6/10

    Watch the Board of Adjustment Hearings

    The Board of Adjustment has their hearings recorded and you can view them on our videos page.