Boulder County has enacted Level 1 Fire Restrictions

Community Planning & Permitting
Land Use Department - Courthouse Annex Building

The Community Planning & Permitting Department physical office in Boulder is now open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesdays the department is open by appointment only from 12:30–4:30 p.m. Most services are available virtually in addition to in-person services. Staff is available at 303-441-3930, online, or via appointment. For Marshall Fire questions, contact MarshallRebuilding@bouldercounty.org.

Community Planning & Permitting

We know this is a very difficult time for all those impacted by the Marshall Fire. We want you to know we are here to help. More information will be posted here as we learn more. View Marshall Fire Recovery for current #MarshallFire information and resources.

Efforts are currently focused on emergency response, and Community Planning & Permitting staff is actively looking at ways to assist with recovery and rebuilding for those who have lost homes or businesses in the unincorporated areas of Boulder County. We hope you all stay safe and our thoughts are with you.

General inquires may be submitted via the Ask A Planner form, or call 303-441-3930:

Option 1 – Permitting:

  • Press 1 for Inspectors
  • Press 2 for Building Permits (Permit Specialists)
  • Press 3 for Plans Examiners/Building Code Line
  • Press 4 for Floodplain Permits
  • Press 5 for Special Events Permits
  • Press 6 for Transportation Permits

Option 2 – Licensing:

  • Press 1 for Contractor Licensing
  • Press 2 for Liquor Licensing
  • Press 3 for Marijuana Licensing

Option 3 – On-Call Planners

Option 4 – Front Desk

Option 9 – En español

Online applications for both Planning Reviews and Building Permits are available at: www.boco.org/CPP-application-submittal

Please email the appropriate area in our department with questions or for more information:

Submittal Schedule for Planning Applications

The Community Planning & Permitting Department manages the number of planning applications accepted each week in order to align with available resources. Once you have had a Pre-application Conference and have a complete application ready for review, please contact Community Planning & Permitting at 303-441-3930 to get on the schedule to submit your planning application.


As of January 14, 2020, the Land Use Department is now the Community Planning & Permitting Department. Read more…

The Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting 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, transportation planning, licensing, 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 Community Planning & Permitting 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 Community Planning & Permitting

Development Applications (Dockets)

If you have recently received a postcard notification about a review process in your area, check for updates in Development Applications 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 Form webform.

Land Use Records Search

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

Comprehensive Plan Updates

Learn about and get involved with the ongoing Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Update.

Transportation Planning

The Multimodal Transportation Planning team moved from the former Transportation Dept. (now Public Works) to the Community Planning & Permitting Dept. in January 2020.

Community Planning & Permitting Services & Resources

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Upcoming Events and Meetings

Contact Us

Community Planning & Permitting (formerly the Land Use Dept.)

Email: Ask a Planner Form
Main: 303-441-3930

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesdays the department is open by appointment only from 12:30–4:30 p.m.
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Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
www.BoulderCounty.org/lu