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The Planning, Housing and Sustainability (PH&S) Department strives to develop and implement the desired long-term future of the natural and built environments in the City of Boulder.

The PH&S Department includes the following divisions, programs, and services:

  • Administration;
  • Climate and Sustainability;
  • Comprehensive Planning;
  • Development Review;
  • Economic Vitality;
  • Information Resources;
  • Planning and Development Services;
  • Regional Sustainability; and
  • Urban Design.

Planning and Development Services coordinates all development-related functions across both the PH&S and Public Works departments. Visit for more information.

To contact the Planning, Housing and Sustainability Department:

Types of Requests/Questions for the Planning, Housing and Sustainability Department

  • Accessory/Owner's Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs/OAUs)
  • Addresses
  • Boulder Revised Code
  • Board of Zoning Adjustments
  • Building Inspections
  • Building Code Violations
  • Checking on Neighbors' Permit(s)
  • Certificate of Occupancy / Letter of Completion
  • Civic Area
  • Contractor Licensing and Inspections
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Development Review and Pre-application Meetings
  • Disposable Bags
  • Drainage and Utility Engineering
  • Commercial Energy Efficiency
  • Electric and Gas Meters
  • Environmental and Zoning Enforcement Office (EZEO) Code Complaints or Notices Received
  • Fees
  • Floodplain and Wetlands
  • Historic Preservation
  • Inspection Schedule Questions
  • Landscaping
  • Medical Marijuana Businesses (MMB)
  • Permit Status
  • Planning Board and Other Boards
  • Records and Information Requests
  • Rental Housing Licensing
  • Revocables and Right-of-way Leases for Awnings
  • Right of Ways and Easements
  • Sign Permits or Sign Code Questions
  • Smartregs and Residential Energy Efficiency
  • Solar Grants and Solar Rebates
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Zoning Violations
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