Planning and Zoning Site Index
Find out about upcoming meetings and hearings including the Jefferson County Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission. The most recent Planning Commission Agenda is posted here in PDF format. The most recent Board of Adjustment Agenda is posted here in PDF format.
The Jefferson County Historical Commission, Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission.
Frequently Asked Questions
A good place to start when you are not sure where to find something.
Planning and Zoning glossary of terms
This is Jefferson County Planning and Zoning's comprehensive list of definitions to provide a clear understanding of the wording used by the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Division.
How to reach us
Our mailing address, hours of business, directions, location map of our building, map of Jefferson County, our phone numbers, and contacts outside the Planning and Zoning Division. You will also find a resource list of related organizations.
Jeffco Permit Search
Planning and Zoning and Division of Building Safety are providing permits or cases at this site that can be viewed using search options.
Historic Place Name Search
This database contains historical information about named sites in Jefferson County, including buildings, roads, ditches, mountains, streams, and other natural and man-made sites and features. Each entry provides the site's location, name origin (if known), and a brief history.
Commercial/Industrial Database Program
Are you looking for land in unincorporated Jefferson County that allows retail, commercial, light industrial and other related uses? The county's Commercial/Industrial Database Program will help guide you to such properties, including zoning, acreage, locations, services and so forth.
What we do: Our Mission, Goals
What does the Planning and Zoning Division do and what is our mission? Read about our strategic goals and code of ethics in our P&Z Development Plan.View our organization flow chart.
Planning and Zoning CD-ROM
We're offering a CD-ROM (for Mac and Windows) to the public that contains more than 300 documents pertaining to Planning & Zoning.
Ask Planning and Zoning
Send us your comments and questions.
Take our P&Z Quiz
Test your Planning & Zoning knowledge
Jeffco Online Mapping Resource
This program will allow you to access Jefferson County spatial datasets, query them, and produce cartographic quality maps.
Mixed Use Zone District
Community Plan Updates
To fulfill the goal of incorporating community plans into the Comprehensive Master Plan, each plan will be updated. This page will track that process.
Conifer/285 Corridor Area Community Plan Summary Housing Density Chart Amendment
Updates to the Summary Density Housing Chart and language
Jefferson County Floodplains
Information about floodplain management in Jefferson County
Telecommunications Regulations and Plan Update
The Board of County Commissioners directed staff on January 16, 2002, to proceed with a comprehensive revision to the plans and regulations governing telecommunications in unincorporated Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Demographics
Basic demographic, social and economic data for Jefferson County and local areas within Jefferson County plus links to other data sources.
Jefferson County Stormwater Management
Jeffeson County is responsible for the stormwater quality that drains from property into our storm sewer system and discharges to state waters. Protecting water quality is critical in Jefferson County.
Design Excellence 2007
Developers & Municipalities involved in Jefferson County improvements are invited to participate in the 2007 Design Excellence Awards program. We are soliciting entrants for exemplary projects within Unincorporated or Incorporated Jefferson County that exhibit a higher standard of design and have been completed within the last ten years. Design Excellence 2006 can be found here.
Applications, Forms, and Handouts
Community and Land Use Plans
Comprehensive Master Plan
Conifer/285 Corridor Area Community Plan
Central Plains Area Plan
Central Mountains Community Plan
Clear Creek/I-76 Plans
Evergreen Area Community Plan
Indian Hills Community Plan
South Plains Area Plan
North Mountains Community Plan
North Plains Area Plan
Telecommunications Land Use Plan
Northeast Comprehensive Development Plan
Mineral Extraction Policy Plan
Sanitary Landfill Plan Policy Summary
Backyard Chickens and Bees
Information about keeping chickens and bees in your back yard.
The notification requirements are intended to keep property owners and registered associations informed of proposed development activities in Jefferson County.
Being a Good Neighbor
This guide is for renters of Short Term Rental property. It lists agreement conditions, helpful hints for compliance, and local contact information.
Application Process Guides
These guides explain detailed application requirements and the typical review processes involved in most of the major land use processes.
>Land Use Application Notification Process
>How Does Zoning Differ from Platting?
Utility Contact Information
Contacts to obtain information on letters of no objection, release of easements, vacation
and encroachment upon utility easements, in addition to septic systems, wells and addresses.
Jefferson County Floodplains FAQ
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about floodplains
Building Permit Checklist
Documents required to obtain zoning approval for a building permit in Jefferson County and building plan requirements. Includes development and traffic impact fees.
Building Setback Requirements by Zone District
Check out Jefferson County's setback requirements before you start building.
Vision Clearance Triangle
Required Permits for Construction & Land Disturbance Activities
This is a list of common construction and land disturbance activities that require permits and is provided to assist you with planning, scheduling and completing your project.
Jefferson County Designated Dipping Bedrock Area Guide
This guide defines an area of Jefferson County where heaving bedrock is possible and warrants special consideration in all phases of development.
How do I. . .?
We have created guides with illustrations and explanations to some of the most common terms you may encounter when obtaining a building permit.
Helpful guides for large animal owners and property owners living next to large animals in Jefferson County.
Mountain Living Check List
This guide highlights some unique conditions associated with mountain living. It is intended to help potential mountain residents make informed decisions before buying.
Referral Preparation Instructions
As of July 1, 2007, Jefferson County Planning and Zoning will be requiring applicants to pay postage for mailing of outside referral packets.
Small Site Erosion Control Manual
This manual explains the basic principles of erosion control and illustrates the techniques to control erosion and sediment from small development sites. Native seed mixes for revegetation are also listed.
The County wants to keep you informed of development proposals & regulation changes
"Water Smarts: A Homeowner's Guide to Mountain Groundwater" is a public education booklet created by Jefferson County. The booklet focuses on groundwater issues in the fractured bedrock environment typical of Jefferson County, and the Rocky Mountains.
"Where Do Mountain Raindrops Go?" is a collection of kids' mountain ground water activities designed for students in grades four and five.
Jefferson County Roadway Design and Construction Manual
Including Construction Standards and Standard Templates in AutoCAD (rel. 12-DWG) format
Jefferson County Zoning Resolution
Jefferson County Land Development Regulation
Jefferson County Regulation Revision
Up-to-date information about Jefferson County Regulation Revisions. This program consists of an update and revision of zoning, subdivision and other regulations related to land use.
Aggregate Resources Roundtable Report
A report published in 1987 addressing mining activities in the metropolitan area.
Supply/Demand Analysis of Aggregates in the Denver, Colorado Metro Area
A research document published in 1987 addressing mining activities in the metropolitan area.
Water Resources Assessment of the Turkey Creek Watershed
Summary findings of Phase I of the Mountain Ground Water Resource Study.
Conceptual Model of the Hydrology of the Turkey Creek Watershed
High resolution suitable for printing
"Hydrologic Conditions and Assessment of Water Resources in the Turkey Creek Watershed, Jefferson County, Colorado, 19982001"
U.S.G.S. report Abstract
Foxton-Pine Grove Project
This project was initiated by the residents of Valley of the North Fork of the South Platte, the Jefferson County Historical Commission and Colorado Preservation, Inc. to identify opportunities to preserve the area's cultural, historic and natural resources and open space.