Zoning

The Zoning Division enforces the zoning, subdivision and weed regulations for unincorporated Arapahoe County. We process all building, fence and sign permits to ensure they comply with County regulations. Zoning also enforces Christmas tree lot, fireworks stand and bus bench regulations. We provide zoning information to the public and present cases to the Board of Adjustment where there are variances, special exception uses and interpretations to the County's zoning regulations. Please refer to the Regulations and Requirements link on the left for additional zoning information. 

Backyard Chickens and Bees

Arapahoe County is proposing regulations for backyard bee and chicken keeping in unincorporated residentially-zoned areas with single-family detached housing. If adopted, the regulations would expand the opportunity to keep beehives and/or up to four chickens on single-family detached properties. The Planning Commission approved a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC). Next steps include the BoCC taking action on the Planning Commissions recommendation at an upcoming public hearing.
See the complete DRAFT regulations here: Backyard Bee-Keeping, Backyard Chicken-Keeping

Need a Quick Answer?

During business hours (M-F, 8 - 4:30), talk to someone to get the information you need quickly. Call 720-874-6650 and ask for:

  • Planner on Call: for questions about current land development activity or processes for land development approvals.
  • Zoning on Call: to find the zoning on properties, check allowable land uses, report a property concern or ask about fence or sign permits.

Question and Complaint Forms

  • To ask a question or get information from Zoning or Planning, use this form. Please select Planning or Zoning from drop down menu.
  • To file a complaint use this form. You can do this anonymously if you'd like to.

Public Works On Call services.

Find My Property

ArapaMap and Property Information tools may also help you find the information you need and whether a property is located within the unincorporated county.

Additional Resources