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Development Application Packets & Operating Standards

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The Littleton Center reopened on May 18 with a phased approach that includes very limited public access. Building and Development staff continue to operate remotely and will maintain as many business operations as possible, but will not be open to walk-ins. There will be no Rapid Residential Review until further notice. 

Staff may be reached by phone or email and virtual meetings may be pre-arranged via email with the individual staff member. General planning and zoning questions for the Planner on Call may be emailed to If a virtual appointment is not possible, please review these guidelines and call 720-306-1606.

Instructions for Electronic Submittal of Development Applications

Pre-Application Meeting 

A pre-application meeting is required before submittal of a formal land application and benefits the applicant by giving them the opportunity to present basic information to staff representatives from the Community Development, Public Works, and Fire Departments. The applicant will receive general comments on the feasibility of the plan, the process(es), submittal requirements and fees required to process and review the plan. To request a pre-application meeting, applicants should complete a pre-application meeting request form.  

**Pre-Application meetings are scheduled on a first come, first served basis via e-mail. Please note, demand for a meeting ebbs and flows -- scheduling for pre-application meetings could be 2-3 weeks out.**

Preliminary Project Plan Process (P4) 

Applicants requesting a new Planned Development or an amendment to a Planned Development may be eligible for a Preliminary Project Plan Process (P4) review before planning commission and city council. These non-binding discussions must be scheduled after a pre-application meeting and prior to formal application submittal. Eligibility for the P4 review will be determined during the Pre-Application meeting. These requests are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. To request a P4 review, applicants, should complete a preliminary project plan process (P4) application form

Development Applications

The Land Development Application combines all the old, separate applications into one easy-to-use form (with the exception of Historic Preservation and Wireless Communication Facilities). Right-click and save the link above to download the fillable PDF form. Submittals are processed twice per week. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Contact the Community Development Department at 303-795-3748 with questions and ask for the Planner On Call or email

All development applications shall include:

  1. Completed Land Development Application
  2. All Application Submittal Checklist materials (including Design Standards Checklists,
    provided at pre-application meeting)
  3. Development packet materials (see Operating Standards)
  4. Application fees 

Operating Standards and Checklist

Application Submittal Checklist
Review Process Flow Chart

Certification Blocks/Forms/Development Tables
Mineral Estates Certification Form
Littleton Certification Blocks
Development Tables Templates

Site Plan
Limited Planning Review
Site Development Plan
  - Major and Minor Site Development Plan (SDP) Process Flow Chart
Sketch Plans

General Planned Development Plan
Administrative Amendment to General Planned Development Plan
Amended General Planned Development Plan


Conditional Use
Conditional Use with Site Development Plan
Conditional Use with Site Development Plan - Supplementary Requirements
Conditional Use with Sketch Plan
Conditional Use with Sketch Plan - Supplementary Requirements

Planned Development Overlay
Planned Development Overlay

Major Subdivision
Minor Subdivision
Administrative Plat/Replat; Condominium Plat; Correction Plat

Major, Minor, or Sign Variance
Board of Adjustment Appeal (please call 303-795-3754)

Wireless Communication Facilities
Application for Wireless Communication Facilities (WCF)
Eligible WCF Application Submittal Checklist
Application for WCF in a Public Right-of-Way (PROW)
PROW WCF Application Submittal Checklist
Small Cell Design Criteria Supplement

Non-eligible facilities may require additional submittal materials as required by §10-16 in the City Zoning Regulations.
Pre-Application Meetings are not required for submittal of WCF applications.

Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation Application

Zoning Permit Applications

Public Hearing/Legal Notice Forms & Guidelines 

Request Forms

Contact the Permit Center for additional building permit applications. Incomplete submittals will not be accepted.

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