Denver has added new rules for 2009 requiring verification of setback conformance for any one or two family dwelling.
Where it is designed to be built within 1′-0″ of the setback, the building department requires a site plan indicating dimensions of the outside face of the foundation and the projection of the wall and any eaves into the setback space. The wall section also must show the relationship to the setback. While we have always shown this information, we’ll now take additional care in calling it out.
What may be more interesting is that the City of Denver now also requires a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) to verify the formwork for the foundation walls prior to pouring the foundation. They have to certify that it is within the setback on the form. For additional forms please visit the City’s website.