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Development Review

The purpose of the City Planning and Development Division is to create a high-quality physical environment and a desirable community in conformance with City policies and regulations.  The division gathers and disseminates planning information to the public, other City departments, Boards and Commissions, and City Council. The division is responsible for updating and implementing the Comprehensive Plan; processing applications for annexation, rezoning, site development and subdivisions; and coordinating community and City department input.


All City facilities will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 24, 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.

If you have questions regarding building permits or inspections, please contact the Building Division at

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the Planner-of-the-Day. A Planner-of-the-Day is available at the planning counter on the second floor of the Arvada City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8am to 5pm, to answer questions on a walk-in basis, by phone at 720-898-7435, or via email at

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