Zoning permits ensure land and buildings are used in a manner that matches the community's vision for the future of Denver -- from the design and placement of a building to the type of activities (or "land uses") proposed for that location.
For commercial or multifamily construction projects in site development plan (SDP) review, zoning permits are processed through your project coordinator. You do not need to apply for a zoning permit separately.
When your application has been received, zoning staff will review for completeness. If your application or plans are incomplete, you may receive a request for additional information. Review of your submitted plans will not begin until a complete application package is received.
Please check your email for updates from zoning staff as your plans are being reviewed. If your plans meet the requirements of the zoning code and your permit fee has been paid, staff will issue the zoning permit. Please note that other types of approvals, both city and state, may still be required depending on your project.
Building Permits / Certificates of Occupancy
If a building permit or certificate of occupancy is required, these must be obtained within 180 days of the zoning permit issuance in order for the zoning permit to remain valid. If you do not obtain a building permit in the 180-day time period, you will need to re-apply for a zoning permit.