Land Use

Visit for information regarding road closures, applying for FEMA disaster assistance, and debris management.

The Flood Rebuilding & Permit Information Center is a resource for those facing rebuilding, and is staffed by functional experts in onsite wastewater (septic) systems, floodplain regulations, transportation (driveways, roads & bridges), planning and building codes.

Review 2013 Flood Restoration and Repair for information on minor flood restoration and repair to residential structures.

The Boulder County Land Use Department actively promotes the preservation of the integrity of our landscape, conservation of natural resources for a sustainable future, and provision of safety and well being of the citizens of Boulder County through the best in service, public policy, and process.

The Department provides development review, comprehensive planning, building permits, building inspections, mapping services, zoning enforcement, forest health and wildfire protection planning, and monitors legislative activity for unincorporated Boulder County.

It is the goal of the Land Use Department to provide timely, responsive and helpful service to all members of the public and promote innovative development that effectively balances conservation, development and sustainability.

Dale Case, AICP
Director, Boulder County Land Use

Tuesday Plan Review Office Hours Change in Effect

Plan review services by the Building Safety and Inspection Services Team are currently unavailable on Tuesdays. Building permits that require a plan review and counter questions will not be accepted on Tuesdays. If you need to verify what type of process you need, please contact the Building Safety & Inspection Services Team at 303-441-3926. Building code questions can be answered by calling 720-564-2640.

Over the counter EZBP building permits are available on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See the EZBP program for more information.

Full-service Tuesday office hours will be restored as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the Building Safety & Inspection Services Team at 303-441-3926 if you have questions or need additional information about this change.

Building Code Adoption & Amendments

Boulder County has updated and amended the building code adoptions to the latest 2012 editions of the International Codes. These changes, which went into effect on January 1, 2013, apply to construction on properties located in the unincorporated portions of Boulder County (outside of the cities and towns), although plan reviews and inspections are currently performed in the Town of Jamestown.

View the 2012 Boulder County Building Code Amendments.

Please see Resolution 2012-50 - Amendments to the Boulder County Building Code for an explanation of changes to the Code. Please contact the Building Safety & Inspection Services Team at 303-441-3926 or if you have questions or need additional information about this change.

Oil & Gas Development Update

Boulder County is concerned about the potential for significantly expanded oil and gas drilling within the county, and supports appropriate, tighter restrictions on drilling and increased local control to mitigate the impacts of these activities. More information is available on the the Oil and Gas Development Update page.

Land Use Services & Resources

Docket Review Notification Postcard

If you have recently received a postcard notification about a review process in your area, check for updates in Current Applications and Dockets Under Review. If you are not able to find the application/docket information you are looking for, please contact us via our Ask a Planner webform.

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Land Use

Main: 303-441-3930
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
Closed Tuesdays 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306