The Community Development Department has three divisions. The Administration Division is responsible for the administration and provision of services for the Department divisions and the City’s historic preservation programs.
The Building and Code Enforcement Division is responsible for reviewing construction plans; issuing building permits; managing building inspections; investigating complaints regarding compliance with City codes; seeking and negotiating resolution of code violations; systematically inspecting multiple-family rental housing for compliance with City codes.
The Planning and Neighborhood Resources Division is responsible for developing and updating the city’s comprehensive plan and its various elements; for implementing the comprehensive plan through the review of development and rezoning applications and through the writing, updating, and implementing of land use regulations, including zoning; and for providing neighborhood services that link neighbors to resources and conflict resolution.
In early 2017, BBC Research & Consulting was contracted to conduct a Housing Study for the City of Littleton.
Before calling the city for services, check the Littleton City Limits map and the Address Wizard page to be sure the address you are calling about is in the city limits. Zoning Information may be found on the city's official Zoning Map.
For more information on the city's long range projects (Zoning Ordinance, Light Rail Corridor, and Preservation), visit littletonplans.org.
The City of Littleton, Colorado, is embarking on a process to develop a unifying vision for the community's future. The vision is the initial step in a larger process to update the City's Comprehensive Plan and create a Transportation Master Plan as well as potentially updating the city's zoning and land use codes to ensure consistency with the vision and Comprehensive Plan. To join the conversation, visit EnvisionLittleton.org.
Large number of development and building permit applications
The City of Littleton is experiencing an unprecedented number of development and building permit applications, and our limited staff is working harder than ever to keep pace. The number of development applications has increased more than 200 percent over the last five years. This boom may affect your project's review time and your wait time at our permit counter.
We are taking major steps to improve the services we provide, including outsourcing some reviews. We know your time is valuable, and we will continue to work hard to keep pace with application and building permit demand, while making changes behind the scenes for long-term success.
Thank you for your patience during this busy time.