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Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment

Meetings are held in person at the City of Thornton City Hall Council Chambers located at 9500 Civic Center Drive or you can attend public meetings virutally using Zoom Meetings unless otherwised stated (virtual meeting Information below).

  • Planning Commission meetings are held at 6:00 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise stated. 
  • Board of Ajustment meetings will be held on an as needed basis, and will take place immediately after any regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings or at 6:00 PM if not Planning Commission Meetings are scheduled.  

Information packets for all meetings are posted the Friday prior to the scheduled Hearing date. 

Overview of the Planning Commission: 

Planning Commission is responsible for holding public hearings to receive testimony on applications for annexations, zoning amendments, classification of new uses, conceptual site plans, Comprehensive Plan amendments, and Development Permits requiring a Specific Use Permit, as outlined in Section 18-33 of the Development Code.  

Overview of the Board of Adjustment: 

The Board of Adjustment is responsible for holding public hearings to receive testimony on applications for variances and appeals, as outlined in Section 18-34 of the Development Code.  

Proponents and opponents who wish to speak at the meeting are requested to sign up, prior to the beginning of the meeting, on the register located inside the Council Chambers, and limit their remarks to three minutes.  

For information about the case, call 303-538-7295 or email us at

Meetings (Public Meetings will be held both in person and virtually unless otherwise stated on the posted agenda)

1st and 3rd Tuesdays*, 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers
Thornton City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive

*Unless otherwise noted

Please Note: If a Planning Commission Meeting and Board of Adjustment meeting occur on the same date, the Board of Adjustment Meeting will take place afer the adjourment of the Planning Commission Meeting unless otherwise stated. 

Virtual Meeting Location:


          1.      Call 1-719-359-4580 and enter Meeting ID Number: 886 1706 1986                 

          2.      Click the link here or type in th URL below into your internet browser:                           


          3.      Scan the QR Code to the left to attend virtually.

In Person Meeting Location: 


In Person Meeting Location:


9500 Civc Center Drive

Thornton, Colorado 80229


City Hall Annex - Council Chambers


Guest Parking - near City Hall Entrance