Public Notice Requirement in the IDO

This page includes helpful resources to applicants and stakeholders about public notice requirements in the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO).

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) requires public notice for many types of development. IDO Table 6-1-1 summarizes the requirements for each application type and identifies which applications require public notice.

Mailed and electronic mail (i.e. email) notice is the responsibility of the applicant, and both must be sent prior to the submittal of an application to the City.

Applicants must contact the intake staff of the Building and Development Services Division ([email protected]) to get the Zoom meeting information (links and phone numbers) that must be included in all notices (email, mail, and sign posting).

It is the responsibility of people getting the public notice to follow-up to get more information about a project. Once an application is received by the City, it becomes public record, and anyone can ask to review the application materials. The public notice will provide information about what applications will be submitted and when.

See also:

Names & Addresses

Applicants can obtain names and addresses of the recipients of the public notice as follows:

Notice Forms

Applicants must use the Notice Form checklist and the relevant Notice Form for notice to property owners or neighborhood associations. Use Acrobat Reader (free to download) to fill these forms out electronically.

Notice Checklist (for Mailed or Electronic Mail notice required by IDO Table 6-1-1):

Notice Forms for Neighborhood Associations (for Mailed or Electronic Mail notice required by IDO Table 6-1-1):

Notice Forms for Property Owners (for Mailed notice required by IDO Table 6-1-1):

Required Attachments

The forms above specify required attachments. Providing detailed information about the future development helps people determine whether they need to send comments to address any concerns or testify at the public meeting or hearing (if applicable) or whether they are satisfied that the project does not pose any concerns.

If you include attachments to an email, PDFs and small file sizes are best. If too large to attach, you can also upload them to a website or a cloud-storage site where they can be accessed and downloaded.

  • Zone Atlas page with the property outlined (or a Site Location Map or Google Map)
    • Visit AGIS zone atlas grid map to locate the Zone Atlas page that contains your project.
    • Download the corresponding Zone Atlas page here.
    • Mark up the map to clearly identify the project site.
  • Address Report

The following are recommended documents for specific application types from IDO Table 6-1-1.

Application Type

Recommended Attachments

Administrative Decisions

Historic Certificate of Appropriateness – Minor

Photographs of property, elevations showing any changes, material specifications

Sign Permit or Alternative Signage Plan

Sign illustration(s) and dimensions, Site Plan

Site Plan –  Administrative

Site Plan, architectural renderings

Wall or Fence Permit

Wall illustration(s), site plan with wall or fence detail

Wireless Telecommunications Facility

Site Plan, elevations

Decisions Requiring a Public Meeting or Hearing

Demolition outside an HPO

Photo of structure proposed for demolition

Historic Certificate of Appropriateness –  Major

Elevations; photographs of existing building; floor plans, if relevant; material specifications

Master Development Plan

Master Development Plan with related drawings and development standards

Site Plan – DRB or EPC

Site Plan, architectural renderings

Subdivision of Land – Minor

Sketch Plat

Subdivision of Land –  Major

Plat, cross sections of proposed streets, proposed Infrastructure List, Traffic Impact Study Form

Vacation of Easement or Right-of-Way

Drawing showing easement(s) or right-of-way(s) to be vacated

Variance – DRB or EPC

Scale drawing of proposed variance

Wireless Telecommunications Facility Waiver

Site Plan, elevations

Policy Decisions

Annexation of Land

Aerial image

Zoning Map Amendment

Summary of justification for request


Sample Attachments

Aerial image with the site identified. Label surrounding roads to provide context.


Zone Atlas Page with the site identified. Include Address.

General Site Layout. Provide full sheet if necessary to show details.

Conceptual elevation

 Conceptual landscaping plan