Understanding Denver Residential Zoning Code

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

Denver cities zoning code at first can seem confusing but if we break it out into different parts you will find it quite easy to understand.


Residential Zoned Neighborhood


how to find zoning information for denver


You can find the property zone through the multiple listing service (MLS) or through Denver website. In the MLS, scroll down to Exterior & Lot Features and it can be found on the bottom right. For the Denver website, enter your address and click on the result. The property description summary will list the currently zoned type.


How to understand what property zoning means?


Property zoning should be taken apart in sections to fully understand it. The first letter designates the neighborhood context.


S = Suburban

E = Urban Edge

U = Urban

G = General Urban

C = Urban Center

D = Downtown


The second section designates the form and use of the property.


SU = single unit

MU = multi unit

TU = two unit

RO = residential office

TH = townhome

RX = residential mixed use

RH = row home

CC = commercial corridor

MS = main street

MX = mixed use


The third section of the zoning indicates the minimum lot size or the number of stories the building can have.


Minimum Lot Size: Building Height Maximum:

A = 3000 2 = 2 stories

B = 4500 2.5 = 2.5 stories

C = 5500 3 = 3 stories

D = 6000 5 = 5 stories

E = 7000 8 = 8 stories

F = 8500 12 = 12 stories

G = 9000 16 = 16 stories

H = 10000 20 = 20 stories

I = 12000