Land Use Code & Zoning Portal

Littleton residents discussing the ULUC zoning map and the older, now repealed zoning map.

What is zoning?

Zoning is a series of ordinances adopted by the city council which set standards for the location, size of buildings, and for use of buildings and land throughout the city. It is the primary tool to implement the city’s comprehensive plan and to provide for compatibility of neighboring land uses. The zoning ordinance consists of various districts. Each district has development standards such as permitted uses, building height, parking, setback, and minimum open space.

Littleton's zoning regulations are outlined in the Land Use Code, Title 10 of the City's Code. The Land Use code establishes design and building standards for all of Littleton's zone districts. 

See Littleton's Land Use Code


City Boundary and Zoning Map

Just because the postal mailing address is "Littleton" doesn't mean that the address is actually within Littleton's jurisdiction. See the Littleton city limits map to search for an address. You can also determine if your address is outside the city limits use the zoning map below or simplified Address Wizard

To find your Littleton zone district, search using the interactive zoning map or Zoning Portal. Be sure to reference the land use code, linked above, for the specific standards in your zone district. The City of Littleton adopted new zoning regulations in October 2021 and a new zoning map in August 2022.

Interactive Zoning Map/Portal


What does PL-O mean?

What is a PL-O?

A PL-O designation on our zoning map means that property is in a Planned Development Overlay. This means that unique zoning regulations (such as allowed uses, setbacks, lot size, height, and more) were created for your subdivision by the original developer and approved by Littleton City Council at the time. At this time PL-O standards and guiding documents are not available online. If you live in a PL-O it is important to contact planning staff to find out if your district's unique standards.  

Remember, all of the land in the City of Littleton is subject to zoning codes. If you need additional information about zoning in Littleton, please call 303-734-8076 and ask for the planner of the day or email your question to Zoning verification letters must be requested through eTRAKiT (see FAQs.)


Quick Links for Residential and Accessory Projects

Zoning regulations apply to all scales of construction in Littleton, from the addition of a shed in someone's backyard to the construction of a new apartment complex. This section is designed to provide direct access to the code sections relevant to many of our residential and smaller-scale projects.

Accessory Uses, Buildings, Structures

  • Accessory Uses, regulations for which are outlined in Land Use Code Section 10-1-1.6.A, include the following
    • Home Occupations (10-1-6.A(C)D.10)
    • Beekeeping (10-1-6.1.A(C)D.3)
    • Community Gardening (10-1-6.1.A(C)D.5)
    • Short Term Rentals (10-1-6.1.A(C)D.13)
    • Family Child Care Homes (10-1-6.1.A(C)D.11)
  • Accessory Buildings, regulations for which are outlined in Land Use Code Section 10-1-1.6.B, include the following
    • Detached Garages
    • Sheds
    • Greenhouses
    • Home Office or Studio
    • Note that accessory structures may have different setbacks or height restrictions than primary structures; please review this section in addition to the property's zoning district standards
  • Accessory Structures, regulations for which are outlined in Land Use Code Section 10-1-1.6.C, include the following
    • Fences
    • Carports
  • Accessory Dwelling Units, regulations for which are outlined in Land Use Code Section 10-1-1.7

Residential Zoning Standards

  • All neighborhood specific regulations can be found in Chapter 10-4 of our Land Use Code
    • You can see all residential lot and building standards (including setbacks, height limits, etc.) in Table 10-4-2.2 of our Land Use Code
  • Our Zoning Portal is an easy to use map showing setbacks, height limits, and other regulations for properties in our regular zone districts


Archived Records

Archived records may be requested by using the Open Records Request Form(PDF, 325KB). The completed form must be submitted to the city clerk’s office.