Sunflower field with Indian Peaks Wilderness in the background 

Boulder County Land Use Code

Land Use's Role

The Boulder County Land Use Code is enacted to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of Boulder County, and to guide future growth, development, and distribution of land uses within Boulder County. The Land Use Code plays a large role in determining how unincorporated Boulder County will look in the future by the way it guides new construction and development today.

You may order and purchase printed copies of the Land Use Code at the Land Use Department Office. The cost is $12.00.

The Land Use code is a "living" document, and updates and amendments are made as needed. View proposed and recent Land Use Code updates.

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Land Use Code (Full Online Version Updated November 11, 2016)

Individual Articles (Updated As Required)

Maps Referenced in the Land Use Code


Land Use

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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