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Develop in Arvada


As of Monday, March 23, all City facilities will continue to remain closed to the public through Sunday, April 26, 2020.  This closure includes, but is not limited to, public business activities at City Hall, including in-person development meetings and services. Online new development applications, re-submittals, pre-applications can be submitted online at however, due to reduced staffing and limited meeting availability, processing of your requests will be delayed and public and informal meetings will be scheduled once City meeting facilities reopen. Questions may be emailed to -- responses may be delayed because of staff availability but we will get back to you as soon as we can.

This online handbook will guide you through the four step development review process in the City of Arvada. You will find detailed information, helpful hints, resources, and answers to common questions for each phase of development. If you would prefer to print the resources, please download the 2019 Developer Handbook and Bluebeam Document Management guide. 

In This Guide

The Development Review Process

Development Review Resources



The City of Arvada utilizes eTRAKiT, an online software tool, to facilitate the development review process. Follow the instructions to create your online account. This system provides access for you to:

  • Submit your pre-application and application electronically
  • Upload supporting documents
  • Review and address comments
  • Interact with your designated planner

  eTRAKIT Application



Property Information

Click Here to find property information, current zoning, and much more.

Land Development Code

Click Here to access the City of Arvada’s Land Development Code (LDC) and a glossary of terms.

City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications

Click Here to review the requirements for the design and construction of public improvements.



Community and Economic Development Divisions