Planning, Building & Zoning

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

Boulder County Damage Assessment Teams, including building inspectors, Assessor's and debris management staff, are determining the conditions of homes and other structures damaged by the flood. These assessments will continue over the next several weeks as areas become more accessible. The County damage assessments are more involved than the field work being conducted by FEMA, Local Fire Districts and the Red Cross. These assessments include preliminary structural inspections to help property owners identify potential hazards and determine if homes can be occupied or are unsafe and should not be entered.

Residents are encouraged to report damage to your property as this will aid the Assessment Teams in their work.

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

Learn about development review, comprehensive planning, building permits, building inspections, and Land Use Code enforcement. Find frequently asked zoning questions related to livestock and pets, home businesses, setbacks, building heights, and how to report a potential zoning, weed, or building violation. Find frequently asked building questions related to obtaining a building permit, roofing requirements, inspections, and contractor licensing. Search land use records and find information on current development proposals under review.

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Boulder County BuildSmart, the county’s residential green building code, requirements affect all new residential construction and additions in unincorporated Boulder County.

Historic Preservation

Boulder County is committed to identifying and preserving the rich history of the unincorporated areas of the county. Through our Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Code, and other policies we have created a program to document, protect, and preserve the varying historic resources in our jurisdiction.

Wildfire & Forest Health

Boulder County’s Forest Health program promotes forest sustainability and stewardship of the land through outreach and education with private landowners. Learn how to keep your forest property healthy, prepare for a wildfire, perform wildfire mitigation work, and create defensible space.