Moratorium and Zoning Code Update

Golden City Council has passed the Residential Zoning Code Update and the moratorium has been lifted. Find all application materials on our Development Application Page.
The City of Golden Planning Division has moved to a new, easy-to-use online platform for processing all planning applications, permits, and licenses through our new Online Portal. Register for an account and apply for everything online!
Clear Creek Development

The Planning Division works with citizens and businesses to ensure that land use complies with the City of Golden zoning regulations. The division coordinates with the Planning Commission to process and review site plans and subdivision plats, and to approve land use and rezoning.

In addition, the division works with the Planning Commission to modify, update and utilize the City of Golden’s Comprehensive Plan.  The plan defines the long range goals and intentions regarding the nature and direction of future development within the City of Golden.  It contains elements on land use, transportation, community facilities, urban design, and housing.

The Planning Division encompasses many aspects of developing the city we live in, including business development, land use issues, historic sites preservation, and setting community values for long-range planning.

To see all the current planning projects, visit

Planning Services
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) Allocation Process
Code Enforcement Complaint Development Application
Short Term Rentals Sign Permits
Site Plan Regulations Small Animal License
Special Use Permits Variance Process
Zoning Regulations
COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa
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