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Community Development
About The Community Development Department
The Department of Community Development provides one-stop services for all planning, engineering and building activity within the City and County of Broomfield.

Services provided include enforcement of building codes, issuing of building permits, zoning regulation and construction standards.

The department is also responsible for traffic engineering, current and long-range planning, geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, code compliance and administration of Broomfield’s capital improvements program (CIP).

Mission Statement
Assure that development and redevelopment within the community occurs in such a manner as to enhance and complement Broomfield. Work with the community to assure that established standards are met for property maintenance.

The Department will work with and be a resource for the community, city and county departments, and others for reliable, accurate, and objective information in preparing and implementing adopted programs, city plans, ordinances, standards and regulations, policies, data trends and related areas of professional expertise. We will ensure that projects built throughout the community are built to a high level of quality.

Community Development Fees

Beekeeping Licenses

Beekeeping will be allowed in Broomfield single-family areas beginning September 11, 2015, once the beekeeping ordinance is effective.  At that time, the Community Development Department will issue beekeeping licenses for a one-time fee of $25.  If your neighborhood has a homeowners association, please check to see if beekeeping is allowed.  To read the Council memorandum regarding beekeeping click here.  To read the Beekeeping Ordinance click here.

Beekeeping License Application

Backyard Chicken Licenses

The Community Development Department issues licenses for Backyard Chickens for single-family residences.  The ordinance allowing backyard chickens became effective Monday, December 9, 2013.  The one-time fee is $25.  Please keep in mind, some homeowners' associations do not allow backyard chickens.  Backyard Chicken License Application

Contacts within Community Development:

Administration   303.438.6389       
 Building  303.438.6370
 CIP  303.464.5834
 Code Compliance  303.438.6303
 Code Complaints  303.464.5551
 Engineering  303.438.6380
 GIS  303.464.5834
 Housing Programs  303.438.6396
 Planning  303.438.6284

Dave Shinneman
Dave Shinneman

Community Development Director

Charlene Gabor


Community Development Department
One DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020

Ph: 303.438.6389
Fx: 303.438.6297