Application Process and Forms
Land Development Application Process and Forms
This page provides a number of useful documents related to our land development process.
Most applications require a presubmittal with County staff. If you're planning to develop vacant ground, make changes to an existing site, or are requesting a rezoning, this is the place to start. We do not accept new land development applications without a presubmittal or, in some cases, a presubmittal waiver. If you are unsure about anything, please contact us with questions.
- Presubmittal Application Packet - This packet includes a checklist with instructions, an application form, a sample submittal letter, and sample plans.
You can find general submittal requirements for different application types here. Though we provide these as a courtesy, please keep in mind that presubmittal meetings are required for new applications. Your planner and engineer will provide specific requirements for your application during a presubmittal meeting.
- Comprehensive Plan Amendment Submittal Requirements – Individuals may request amendments to our Comprehensive Plan. If you have questions about this process, please contact Loretta Daniel, Long Range Program Manager.
Many applications require supplemental information such as letters authorizing somebody to make an application on behalf of a property owner. You can download miscellaneous forms if you need them for your project.
- Land Development Application – Use this application for most land development cases.
- Sample Letter of Authorization – Our applications require property owner permission and this letter grants that permission.
- Sample Letter of Intent – This is a template you can use for your project narrative.
- Preliminary Plat Surveyor Checklist - Surveyors must complete this checklist and submit it with a Preliminary Plat application
- Subdivision Plat Surveyor Checklist - Surveyors must complete this checklist and submit it with subdivision plat applications such as Final Plats and Minor Subdivisions
- Accela Customer Access (ACA) Quick Start Guide - This document provides instructions on how to create an account in Accela, our project tracking system. This will allow you to upload documents, check project status, pay fees and download Arapahoe County comments.
- File Naming Conventions - This document provides instructions on how to name the file you upload to ACA. Documents that do not follow these conventions will be rejected.