Zoning Ordinance 

The Lakewood Zoning Ordinance (Title 17 of the Lakewood Municipal Code) governs land use and development throughout the city of Lakewood. The Zoning Ordinance was amended on Dec. 12, 2016 and became effective Jan. 30, 2017. 

The Lakewood Zoning Ordinance implements the city’s future vision as outlined in the comprehensive plan. The zoning ordinance is intended to simplify the land development process while balancing changes in land use patterns and technological advancements. 

Download the full Zoning Ordinance or Individual Articles

Zone District Summary Sheets

Zone district summary sheets provide a quick overview of the intent, development standards and land uses for each zone district.

Zone District Summary Sheets

View the city's Zoning Map

To view the zoning on a property, go to the zoning Map, start by entering the numeric portion of the property address then selecting the full address from the pop-up list.  When the map takes you to the address, click on more details to see the zoning and other information about the property.   

Zoning Map


Searching tips when using the zoning map above:
Enter the address number (i.e. for 445 S Allison Pkwy, just enter 445), you will see an address pick list appear, select or click your address of interest and the map will zoom to your selection. You can also type the full address but make sure not to use punctuation and adhere to postal address standards, so for example a full address would be typed as (480 S Allison Pkwy) then click the search button. Street name search is also available, just type the street name in the address window and click search, for example (Allison) or (445 S Allison) to search all the addresses for this primary address.

Zoning Verification  Letter

Request a written letter verifying the zone district, land uses, know violations, special use permits, or non-conforming uses that affect a specific property.

Zoning Verification Form