The Lakewood Subdivision Ordinance information can now be found on its own web page.
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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 December 12, 2016 and became effective January 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
Sustainable Development Standards
The Lakewood Sustainable Development Standards (Article 13 of the Zoning Ordinance) establishes the standards in which implement the goals articulated in the community's adopted plans for sustainable development.
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Zone District Summary Sheets
Zone district summary sheets provide a quick overview of the intent, development standards and land uses for each zone district.
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Historical Zoning Ordinance and Maps
In 1969, the City of Lakewood incorporated and adopted Jefferson County’s Zoning Ordinance. The Lakewood Zoning Ordinance was amended in 1980, including significant changes like modifying the land use classification system, consolidating several residential zone districts and modifying some dimensional standards. The current Lakewood Zoning Ordinance became effective December 12, 2016.
Prior ordinances and zoning maps for Jefferson County and the City of Lakewood can be found below in PDF format. If you have questions about the ordinance, please contact the Planning Department.
View historical zoning ordinances and maps