Planning and Building Department

City Hall is open 9am-2pm Monday through Thursday and closed to public access on Friday. Staff is available during regular business hours. 

The Lafayette Planning and Building Department is entrusted with guiding Lafayette's development and ensuring that the City remains dynamic, attractive, and livable.

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Contact us

You can email our Building Staff, email a Planner, or call our office at 303-661-1451.

  1. Short-term rental considerations for new zoning regulations

    Review the project and share your thoughts to help determine the conditions under which short-term rentals could be allowed in Lafayette. Read on...
  2. Planning Commission Openings

    Apply to join the Planning Commission Learn more and apply
  3. Design and construction team selected for Willoughby Corner

    Learn more about Boulder County Housing and Human Services' recent progress on the Willoughby Corner affordable neighborhood project located at Emma/120th St. The project features 400 affordable rental and for-sale homes. Additional Info...
  4. Water Dedication Requirement Updates

    City Council recently terminated the cash-in-lieu of water dedication preference and adjusted the cash-in-lieu rate. Read on...
  5. Electrical Vehicle (EV) Provisions

    Upcoming Electrical Vehicle Building Code Requirements Electric Vehicle (EV) Provisions Read on...
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Mission

It is the mission of the Planning and Building Department to make Lafayette the most livable, dynamic, and attractive city that it can be while retaining its small-town livability. 

To accomplish this goal, the department promotes the development of livable communities and an enhanced quality of life through a framework of managing growth and development in an environmentally sensitive, economically responsible, and socially robust way, preserving our past while planning for our future.

The department also promotes the continuing development of cultural amenities within our city. The achievement of this goal is performed in a manner that is consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan, the priorities and policies established by the City Council, the Planning Commission, and the community at large.