Land Use

Closure / Staffing Notice

During the week of March 2 to 6, the Building Safety & Inspection Services Team will be attending International Code Council training in Denver. Please note the following office closures and service changes:
  • Monday, March 2 – Building Dept. office/counter closed, Inspection Services unavailable.
  • March 3 to 6 – Building Dept. open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with counter service available, but will be short staffed, next day inspections are not guaranteed.
We will do our best to provide next day inspections and process EZBPs and Contractor Licenses over the counter while open.

Also, the Land Use office will be closed on Monday, March 9 for an all-day staff meeting. In turn, we will be open all day on Tuesday, March 10 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with counter service available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience during this important training opportunity for our staff.
Due to ongoing flood recovery efforts, the Land Use Department is currently controlling the number of planning applications accepted to meet the resources we have available, and a waitlist for new planning applications is being managed. Once application packets are prepared following your pre-application conference, please contact the Land Use office to get on the waitlist or to check waitlist status.

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

2013 Flood Rebuilding and Recovery

Visit for information on the 2013 Flood and recovery.

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.

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.

Development Applications

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.

Land Use Records Search

Search Land Use records such as Building Permits, Planning Applications, and Code Enforcement cases via Land Use Records Search.

Land Use Services & Resources

Land Use News


Land Use

Email: Ask a Planner form
Main: 303-441-3930
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M, W, TH, F
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306