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Welcome to the city's online development center, which outlines each step in the development process from annexation to getting your building permit. Whether you are planning a large-scale development project or simply intend to expand an existing business or further develop your property, the city is committed to working collaboratively with you to make the development process as easy as possible.

We look forward to working together to make your project a success.

April 20, 2020 Update:
The Commerce City Planning Division is accepting new land use applications once again. The process for submitting new applications has been updated to accommodate social distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please review the document below for instructions on the new process:

Land Use Application Submittal Process

Procedures for sign postings and recording of documents have also been updated to allow for social distancing. Please review the following documents for instructions:

Sign Posting Process
Sign Posting Affidavit

Recording Process

If you have questions, please call 303-289-3683.


To help identify where you stand in the process and better navigate the development center, please review the area site map to find out more information about your next step:

1. Pre-Application Meetings

2. Land Use Approvals

3. Development Fees/Impact Fees

4. Land Use Standards

  • Includes zone district standards for: Single-family detached, Multi-family, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Public/Institutional Development Standards
    • Special Use Permits
      • Includes: Conditional Use Permits, Use-by-permits, Condition Compliance, Marijuana Uses

5. Special Districts

  • Includes: water, fire, schools, Metro Districts, GIDs

6. Civil Plan Approval

  • Includes: Grading permits, Right-of-Way permits, Drainage and Stormwater Drainage Design info

7. Building Permits

  • Includes: Permitting processes, Building Inspections, etc.