Boards and Commissions
Planning and Zoning Commission
The Planning and Zoning Commission operates in an advisory capacity to the City Council and is made up of eight members. The Commissioners review, discuss and recommend to City Council various issues associated with its function. Recommendations from the Commission are forwarded to the City Council, which has the final decision-making responsibility. The City Council carefully weighs board recommendations with citizens, business owners, staff, and other interested parties' comments to determine which Council believes is in the overall best interest of the Village.
Board of Adjustments & Appeals
In addition to the advisory boards, the Village has one quasi-judicial board, the Board of Adjustment and Appeals. This board deals with requests for exceptions, or variances, to various building codes. This board is given specific powers through state statutes and the Village's Municipal Code and only deals with particular issues. Authority to act on these items is given to the Board of Adjustment and Appeals by ordinance, delegating the council's decision-making power to them. Unlike the advisory board recommendations, the decisions made by the quasi-judicial board are final and can only be appealed to and overturned by a court.
- Do I need an asbestos report?
Asbestos is regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Additional information may be found by contacting them at (303) 692-3100.
- Do I need a building permit?
Building permits are required for new constructions, alterations, or repairs of existing buildings. Also, concrete work, landscaping, and other exterior alterations. Please download our Building Permits Helpful Information handout. If unsure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll gladly verify.
- Do I need an inspection?
Inspections are required as part of the permit process.
- How can I obtain building plan copies?
Depending on the specific type of plan and the zoning area it pertains to, different plans have varied retention periods. To access a copy of any of our plans, we recommend submitting a public records request through the Online Services page on our website.
- How do I find my property lines?
Obtain a copy of your property's legal description (if you don't have a copy, you may be able to get this from the Arapahoe County Assessor's office or copy of the plat map for your subdivision). You may also want to hire a surveyor to reestablish your property corners and property lines for you.
- How do I find out my property's zoning?
The easiest way to find out your property's zoning is to email Community Development at email@example.com or call 303-486-5783 and request to speak with the day's planner.