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Zoning Ordinance


The Lakewood Subdivision Ordinance information can now be found on its own web page.


The Lakewood Zoning Ordinance (Title 17 of the Lakewood Municipal Code) governs land use and development throughout the City of Lakewood. The Zoning Ordinance was amended on December 12, 2016 and became effective January 30, 2017.

The Lakewood Zoning Ordinance implements the city’s future vision as outlined in the comprehensive plan. The zoning ordinance is intended to simplify the land development process while balancing changes in land use patterns and technological advancements.

The Zoning Ordinance and Official Zoning Map are available for download in Adobe PDF file format. If you have questions about the Zoning Ordinance, please contact the City of Lakewood Planning Department at (303) 987-7571.

You can visit our historic ordinances and maps page for more information about past ordinances and maps.


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Zoning Ordinance

A PDF version of the complete zoning ordinance is also available.


Table of Contents

Article 1: Purpose and Intent

Article 2: Procedures and Appeals

Article 3: Zone Districts

Article 4: Uses and Supplemental Standards

Article 5: Dimensional and Development Standards

Article 6: Residential Building and Site Design Standards

Article 7: Institutional, Mixed-Use, Commercial and Light Industrial Building and Site Design

Article 8: Parking and Loading Standards

Article 9: Sign Standards

Article 10: Wireless Services and Communications

Article 11: Historic Preservation

Article 12: Nonconformities

Article 13: Definitions and Interpretations

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