Variance (VAR) Review Process

The Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department will be closed to in-person and virtual services on Tuesday, Oct. 4, so staff can attend an off-site department work planning session. Our office will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Variance (VAR) Review Process

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Regulations are hard and fast, but there may be situations where the regulations and the constraints of a property are not reconcilable. The Board of Adjustment can assess and approve Variance requests to allow an aggrieved property owner relief from the constraints of the Boulder County Land Use Code.

Variance (VAR) Review Process Information

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Submittal Schedule for Planning Applications

The Community Planning & Permitting Department manages the number of planning applications accepted each week in order to align with available resources. Once you have had a Pre-application Conference and have a complete application ready for review, please contact Community Planning & Permitting at 303-441-3930 to get on the schedule to submit your planning application.

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Community Planning & Permitting (formerly the Land Use Dept.)

Email: Ask a Planner Form
Main: 303-441-3930

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesdays the department is open by appointment only from 12:30–4:30 p.m.
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Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
bouldercounty.gov/lu