Permits & Proposals

The City of Lone Tree understands how complicated doing business in any new city can be and that's why we are here to help you. From community development inquiries to questions regarding liquor licensing, we are here to help.

General questions may be directed to the City of Lone Tree Administrative Office at 303-708-1818. Public works questions can be directed to 303-662-8112.

Do I Need a Permit?

The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call us at 303-708-1818.The Building Division Staff will assist you with your project and help you determine if a permit is required for your proposed project.

 A permit is generally required for any new building, addition,alteration, repair or change in use of an existing building or structure and site improvements.

Commercial Examples Include:

  • Tenant finish
  • Interior demolition

  • HVAC equipment

  • Restroom or lobby remodel

  • Elevator alteration

  • Permanent Signage

Permits are generally not required for painting, floor coverings, other similar finish work and kitchen cabinet installation.

Exterior painting of commercial and multi-family buildings may require Planning Division approval of an amendment to the Site Improvement Plan. Prior to repainting exteriors, please contact the City Planning Division at 303-708-1818 to confirm whether planning approval will be required.

A plumbing permit may be required for the re-installation of fixtures.

Development Proposals and Information

The Lone Tree Community Development Department recognizes development is an investment in the community and we are committed to a clear and expeditious review of development proposals. For more information and to start the review process, please call us at 303-708-1818.


  • The city has Design Guidelines (7878KB) and Streetscape Standards (2020KB) to ensure development is consistent with the City's vision and contributes to a lasting quality of life for its residential and business community. 

  • The city collaborates with several referral agencies in the development review process, and we are committed to advocate for you as you obtain other necessary permits from our partner organizations. 

  • The construction of environmentally-friendly developments is encouraged by the City of Lone Tree and the Sustainable Development Guide is a voluntary, self-directed resource designed to assist owners, builders and developers in their design and building process. 

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