Planning and Zoning Frequently Asked Questions
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Where is the Community Development office located?
City of Castle Pines
Community Development Office
7501 Village Square Drive, Suite 100
Castle Pines, Colorado 80108
What is the process to develop land in the City of Castle Pines?
The first step in the development process is to attend a Pre-submittal Meeting. A Pre-submittal Meeting Application is available online. Pre-submittal meetings afford Staff the opportunity to provide general comments on the feasibility of the proposal, discuss the specific land use procedure and fees required to process and review the application(s). The specific land development process will depend upon the type of development proposed, the location of the proposed development, and the applicable zoning resolution requirements.
What are the development review fees?
A Development Review Fee Schedule is available online. The specific land development review fee will depend upon the type of development proposed.
What is the Site Improvement Plan process?
The Site Improvement Plan (SIP) requirements can be found in the Douglas County Zoning Resolution, Section 27. Site improvement plans are required for any use other than detached single family residential developments. Please contact the Community Development office at 303.705.0225 for specific requirements for site improvement plans. The general requirements of a SIP includes: site plan, landscape plan, lighting plan, building elevations, grading plans, drainage plans, GESC plans, and engineered site construction plans.
What are the City of Castle Pines city limits?
The City boundaries can be found on the official City of Castle Pines survey map.
Where can I get maps of the City of Castle Pines?
You can obtain official hardcopies of maps for the City through the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder's office in Castle Rock. The Douglas County Clerk and Recorder's office will charge a fee for copies of documents and maps. Please contact their office for a fee schedule.
What is the zoning information for the City of Castle Pines?
The City of Castle Pines passed Ordinance 08-02 (pdf) adopting the Douglas County Zoning and Subdivision Resolution. The complete Zoning Resolution can be found on Douglas County's Web site.
How do I find out how a particular property is zoned within the City of Castle Pines?
Please contact the Community Development office at 303.705.0225 with at least one of the following pieces of information:
- Full Legal Description
- State Issued Parcel Identification Number
- Physical Address
How do I obtain a zoning certification letter?
Please contact the Community Development office at 303.705.0225 and one of our planners will follow up with your request.
What is the process to get a sign permit in the City of Castle Pines?
All applicable signs located within the City of Castle Pines North are required to be permitted and must comply with all applicable requirements for zoning districts in which the sign permit is issued. Signs within a Planned Development district shall be in conformance with the appropriate approved development guide.
Sign Permit Requirements
The City requires sign permits for all signs that exceed six (6) square feet in area. A sign permit will be required at any time the sign area is increased.
How much does a sign permit cost?
There is a $20.00 base fee + $1 per square foot. In addition, the Castle Pines will assess a Use Tax (2.75 % of the total sign cost (material and labor).
What is the process to get a seasonal use permit in the City of Castle Pines?
The City of Castle Pines requires seasonal or temporary uses and accessory structures to be permitted in accordance with City of Castle Pines Zoning Resolution – Section 22A. Seasonal uses include Fruite or Vegetable Stands and Christmans Tree Sale Lots.
What are the fees to record a document in Douglas County?
Recordation fees can be found on the Fee Schedule. Make checks payable to: Douglas County Clerk and Recorder.
Community Development Director