The Boulder County Land Use Code is enacted to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of Boulder County, and to guide future growth, development, and distribution of land uses within Boulder County. The Land Use Code plays a large role in determining how unincorporated Boulder County will look in the future by the way it guides new construction and development today.
The Land Use Code is a “living” document, and updates and amendments are made as needed. View Land Use Code Updates.
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Recently Adopted Land Use Code Amendments Not Yet Incorporated Into the Land Use Code Text
- DC-17-0002 Amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code for Parking-related Uses and Regulations. The and Use Code text amendments in DC-17-0002 were approved by the Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 28, 2017, and are effective May 31, 2018. View Resolution 2018-13 approving Land Use Docket DC-17-0002, and Resolution 2018-54 approving Boulder County Electric Vehicle Charging Fund Standards.
- Z-17-0002 Zoning Map Amendments to CHAMP Phase II Floodplain Mapping. View Resolution 2018-78, approving Land Use Docket Z-17-0002. The Map Amendments in Exhibit A are approved for incorporation into the Floodplain Overlay District of the Boulder County Zoning Map, effective August 1, 2018 for all stream reaches excluding lower Boulder Creek floodway, and effective October 1, 2018 for lower Boulder Creek floodway.
Land Use Code (Full Online Version Updated June 1, 2017)
Land Use Code Individual Articles (updated as required)
Article 1 – Title, Authority, and Interpretation
Article 2 – Administrative and Decision Making Bodies
Article 3 – Processes
Article 4 – Zoning
Article 5 – Subdivision Regulations
Article 6 – Planned Development Districts
Article 7 – Development Standards
Article 8 – Location and Extent Review and Areas and Activities of State Interest
Article 9 – Subdivision Exemptions and Exemption Plats
Article 10 – Vacation of Public Roads, Alleys, and Easements
Article 11 – Special District Review
Article 12 – Special Review for Oil and Gas Operations
Article 13 – Signs
Article 14 – Rubbish, Weeds, and Brush, and Unsafe Structures
Article 15 – Historic Preservation
Article 16 – Text Amendments
Article 17 – Enforcement
Article 18 – Definitions
Article 19 – Procedures Following Disasters
Article 4-116 – Niwot Rural Community District (NRCD)
Land Use Code Text Amendments and Resolutions
Maps Referenced in the Land Use Code
Allenspark Townsite Map
Boulder County Transferable Development Rights (TDR) Sending Site Areas
Eldora Study of the Platted Roads, Alleys, and Rights-of-Way – For Illustrative Purposes Only
Eldora Townsite Map
Eldorado Springs Townsite Map
Niwot Rural Community District (Commercial) Map
Niwot Rural Community District II (Residential) Map
Niwot Transferable Development Rights (TDR) Sending and Receiving Sites
Peak to Peak Scenic Corridor Area Map (North)
Peak to Peak Scenic Corridor Area Map (Central)
Peak to Peak Scenic Corridor Area Map (South)
Raymond Townsite Map
Riverside Townsite Map