Landscape Information and Forms

In Castle Rock, water conservation and landscaping go hand-in-hand. With almost 50% of water used annually going to irrigation, having plant type, landscape design and irrigation equipment that provides efficiencies is critical.

This section provides information needed to design, build and maintain a quality landscape and efficient irrigation system for Castle Rock Water specifications. Note that permits for projects requiring plan review can be found in Development Services when applying for building permits.

Water Use Management Plan (PDF)
Castle Rock Water's guiding document that outlines the steps necessary for effective demand management and water efficiency. 

Landscape and Irrigation Criteria Manual (PDF)
The manual outlines the policies, procedures, performance standards and minimum criteria necessary for a comprehensive water-efficient design, installation and maintenance standards. (Individual residents are not held to this code.)

ColoradoScape guidelines and sample plans (PDF)
Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, any home permitted and built after this date requires the builder to install a ColoradoScape with no turf in the front yard and a landscape with 500 square feet or less in the back yard. 

Non-Residential Irrigation Forms

  • Irrigation Details (PDF) - Details for irrigation plans required for irrigation plan review.
  • Landscape and Irrigation Inspection Request - Contact the Water Conservation division at 720-733-2306.
  • Temporary Irrigation Exemption Application - Non-residential (online form) - Completed by a developer or landscape professional for each property needing daily watering when new sod/seed or other plant material has been installed. A soil inspection is required prior to the installation of new plant material. Please note: Exemptions will not be issued or applicable in the month of July.

Non-Residential Landscape Forms

Residential Forms