A view of the Indian Peaks Wilderness 

Boulder County Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Cover

The Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) was developed to respond to the widely accepted principle that the myriad of future land use decisions affecting the county’s lands should be made in a coordinated and responsible manner.

The Boulder County Comprehensive Plan philosophy is that:

  • Growth should be channeled to municipalities.
  • Agricultural lands should be protected.
  • Preservation of our environmental and natural resources should be a high priority in making land use decisions.

Please see the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Update for information on the current update review.

The Land Use Department also has printed copies of the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan available for purchase at the Land Use Department.

BCCP Second Edition 1996 (Updated July 14, 2015)

  • Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (Excluding the Guiding Principles Addition, the Sustainability Element, the Eldorado Springs Townsite Plan, and the Gold Hill Townsite Plan documents)

Amendments to the BCCP Second Edition

Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Maps

Get familiar with the Comp Plan: Comp Plan Overview

How has Boulder County changed? Growth and Planning in Boulder County since 1950


Land Use Planning Division

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

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, TH, F
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Plan review services for building permits are not available on Tuesdays.
Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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