Land Development Code
The Land Development Code (Title 15 of the Longmont Municipal Code) is available on-line. The
most recent ordinances amending the Land Development Code and other provisions of the Municipal Code may be found in the office of the
The following is a brief description of what can be found in each of the chapters and appendices of the Land Development Code.
Chapter 15.01: General
Provisions - Describes the applicability, use and interpretation of the development code.
Chapter 15.02: Development
Procedures / Section 2 - Describes the role of various decision making bodies/individuals, general provisions regarding development procedures, procedures for all major and minor development applications, vested rights, public improvement review, building permits, beneficial use determination, and environmental assessments.
Chapter 15.03: Zoning
Districts - Describes all zoning districts, including standards for overlay districts
and planned unit development (PUD) districts.
Chapter 15.04: Use Regulations - Describes where uses are allowed in various zoning districts (includes the
permitted, limited, conditional, and accessory use tables), and standards
and restrictions that are imposed on certain uses or within certain districts.
Chapter 15.05: Development
Standards / Section 2 - Describes standards that are applicable to various types of developments
or under specific circumstances, such as dimensional, density and intensity
standards, natural area/habitat protection, open space, streets and vehicle
access/circulation/connectivity, pedestrian and bicycle access and connectivity,
drainage, parking and loading, landscaping, fences/walls, residential and
non-residential building design, outdoor storage and display, outdoor lighting,
adequate public facilities, operation and performance standards (i.e.: air
quality, noise, hazardous waste, etc.), wireless telecommunications, mobile
homes, construction and acceptance of improvements, improvement guarantees,
and affordable housing.
Chapter 15.06: Signs - Describes sign standards for residential and non-residential districts.
Chapter 15.07: Subdivision
and Improvement Standards - Describes general provisions for subdivisions, including dedications/reservations
for community facilities, lot standards, cluster lot developments, subdivision
design and improvements, property/homeowner associations, and special improvement
Chapter 15.08: Nonconformities - Describes how nonconforming uses and structures.
Chapter 15.09: Enforcement
and Penalties - Describes responsibility, authorization, and process for violations of the development code.
Chapter 15.10: Definitions -Describes definitions for the procedures, uses, and other terms within the development code.
Appendix A: Application Fees- Describes fees for various types of development applications.
Appendix B: Submittal Requirements - Describes information that is required when submitting a development application.
Appendix C: Signature Certification
Blocks- Describes what signature blocks are required for various development applications.
Appendix D: Petitions - Includes petitions required for annexations, rezonings, and vacations for easements and right-of-way.
Appendix E: IGAs / Section 2 - Includes intergovernmental agreements within other government entities.
Approved Ordinances to amend the Land Development Code (Title 15, Longmont Municipal Code):
Update to Section 15.05.040 Landscape and Open Space Regulations
Approved Ordinance O-2011-53 Amending Sections 15.03.060.E, 15.030.090.D, 15.030.150.F, 15.05.020.H, 15.050.040 and 15.05.090
Approved Ordinance O-2011-77 Amending Sections 13.37.020, 13.37.030, 13.37.090, 13.37.140, 13.37.150, 13.37.160, 15.04.020, 15.10.020 and 15.04.010 Table 15.04-A and replealing and re-enacting Section 15.04.040 regarding permits for ambulatory vendors and retail mobile food vending in the City of Longmont.
Approved Ordinance O-2011-81 Amending Sections 15.03, 15.04, 15.05 and 15,10 regarding creation of a Rail Park Zoning District
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