The Community Planning and Development Department offers a wide range of services and is responsible for all planning and zoning activities, building permit issuance and inspections and the overall administration and management of the Community Restoration and Preservation Fund Program.
Planning and Zoning
Coordinate and oversee all development activities from concept, to design, through construction, while insuring compliance with City policies and regulations. All applications related to land use are coordinated through this division. 


A Public Use Zoning District titled Historical Appreciation Recreation Destination District(HARD DISTRICTTM) was established March 27, 2013 by Ordinance 2013-14. Areas designated as HARD DISTRICTTMhave been dedicated to public use, allowing the City of Black Hawk to provide recreation and destination activities for the residents and visitors of the City of Black Hawk.



A Gaming and Entertainment Zoning District titled Gaming Outstanding Lodging and Dining District(GOLD DISTRICTTM) was established October 23, 2013 by Ordinance 2013-47. The GOLD DISTRICTTMrepresents the core of the gaming and entertainment area of the City of Black Hawk and has the characteristics of a gaming district, while recognizing the viability of gaming, lodging, and dining components located in the City’s core gaming area.

Administer and enforce applicable building codes and regulations adopted by the City. Conduct plan reviews, issue building permits and perform inspections.   The City of Black Hawk is currently using the 2012 Building Codes.
Community Restoration and Preservation Fund
Manage and administer the Community Restoration and Preservation Fund program. This Program is intended to assist property owners in the rehabilitation and preservation of properties within the City that were constructed more than fifty (50) years prior to the date of the application, and are located within a national historic landmark district or within an area listed on the national register of historic places. 


Applications and Documents Available for Download - PDF format
 Application must be filled out in person
Permit Inspections


Please call 303-582-2232 or e-mail to schedule an inspection

Inspections will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and must be scheduled twenty-four (24) hours in advance.  Inspections received by 3:00 p.m. in accordance with the twenty-four (24) hour requirement will be scheduled for the next business day.

 The following information must be included with the inspection request.  Incomplete information will delay the inspection process

  1. Permit number
  2. Property address and location of work area
  3. Type of inspection required
  4. Contact name and telephone number
2013 Colorado Preservation, Inc. presentation

More Carrot... Less Stick -18 Mb pdf presentation

Radon Mitigation Fund


Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.  Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around a home’s foundation.  Because of this difference in pressure, a home acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.  Radon is non-visible, odorless and tasteless, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General radon may be a problem in residential homes.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and because of this the Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. 



The City has an established goal to promote the safety, health and well being of all its residents as well as improve the livability of the historic homes within the City limits. The purpose of this fund, therefore, is to provide financial assistance that will encourage residents to test their homes for radon and if necessary install the proper mitigation system to remedy the radon situation.



The goal of the Radon Fund is to assist homeowners with radon mitigation in their homes. If a homeowner tests for radon and discovers that the levels in their home exceed the recommend 4 pCi/L level, the program will reimburse the homeowner up to $500 of the expenses associated with the installation of a radon mitigation system.

Documents Available for Download - PDF format

City of Black Hawk Radon Mitigation Fund Guidelines - 3 pages
A Citizen's Guide to Radon May 2012 - United States Environmental Protection Agency - 16 page


For more information, contact the Community Planning and Development Department of the City of Black Hawk - 303-582-0615

Personnel List...

Cynthia Linker, Community Planning and Development Administrator

Tami Archer, Administrative Assistant

Contact Info...

Community Planning & Development Department

Mailing Address: PO Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Physical Address: 211 Church Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Phone: (303) 582-0615 Fax: (303) 582-2239

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