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Licenses, Permits and Approvals
The Public Works and Development Department is responsible for a wide variety of licenses, permits, approvals and agreements for use of land and roadways primarily within the unincorporated areas of Arapahoe County. Specific information on these can be found through the navigation choices on the left side of this page and include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Animal Control - dog licenses
  • Building - permits for new building construction, reconstruction, interior finish, remodeling, certain fences, walls and signs, and variances to the Building Code
  • Engineering Services - land use and development plan review of drainage studies, traffic studies, soils reports, pavement designs, construction drawings, GESC approvals and grading permits, Public Improvement Construction Permits, Street Cut and Right-of-Way Use Permits, Floodplain Development Permits, Oversize / Overweight Vehicle Permits, improvement agreements, floodplain modifications and floodplain management, variances to engineering requirements
  • Oil and Gas - land use approvals and permits for oil and gas exploration, production and site development
  • Other County Departments - marriage licenses, drivers’ licenses, appeals of property tax assessments, or other approvals not related to Public Works and Development services
  • Planning and Land Development - rezoning of property, land use and development plan approvals, development agreements, amendments to the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan
  • Traffic Operations - block party / street closure
  • Zoning - variances, special exception uses, temporary use permits, fence and sign permits, bus bench licensing agreements, and hearings for appeals of land use determinations

Contact Us
Dave Schmit
David M. Schmit, P.E.
Director of Public Works and Development

Arapahoe County
Lima Plaza
6924 S. Lima St.
Centennial, CO 80112   

Ph: 720-874-6500
Relay Colorado: 711
Fx: 720-874-6611

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.