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Zoning & Codes

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Basic Business Regulations
Find out general information about business owners must know to run a business in Aurora.

Building and Zoning Code
Access the entire building and zoning code or Aurora Municipal Code or click through frequently requested ordinances from the Aurora Municipal Code. The city of Aurora is currently updating its zoning code. To learn more, please visit the Zoning Code Update webpage.

Code of Ordinances
This is a direct link to the Aurora Municipal Code.

Health and Housing Codes
Certain regulations exist to ensure minimum housing standards are being met in multi-family homes.

Neighborhood Zoning Codes
These codes related to property ownership are intended to preserve the health, safety and general welfare of the community.

Seasonal Codes
Find out how federal and state requirements related to woodburning are enforced.

Sign Codes
Learn some general information for the most common signs used by businesses at Signs & Monuments. If you want to obtain a sign permit the Permit Center within Building & Fire/Life Safety Division can assist you with this.


Zoning Information

Planning & Development Zoning Information: Get answers to zoning questions, find out what's planned for that vacant property in your neighborhood or ask any other question you might have about land use at the Planning Information Counter.
A "Planner-of-the-Day" staffs the Planning Information Counter from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions on a walk-in basis, by phone at 303-739-7000 or via email at planning@auroragov.org. The Planning Information Counter is located in Planning & Development Services on the second floor (north end) of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, in Aurora.

Building Division Zoning Information:  The Zoning Counter operates out of the Permit Center within Building & Fire/Life Safety Division, where you can acquire zoning information regarding setbacks for an accessory structure or deck. Call 303-739-7420 for more information. Waiver Request Form for Porches, Patios and Decks. Additional forms related to minor amendments, mylar changes and zoning inquiries also are available on this website.

City of Aurora Colorado -- 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy -- Aurora, CO 80012            Access Aurora: 303-739-7000