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Community Planning & Permitting
Land Use Department - Courthouse Annex Building

Community Planning & Permitting (Formerly the Land Use Department)

IN AN EFFORT TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, THE BOULDER COUNTY COMMUNITY PLANNING & PERMITTING DEPARTMENT IS CLOSED AND HAS TEMPORARILY STOPPED ACCEPTING BUILDING AND PLANNING APPLICATIONS WHILE WE SET UP REMOTE CAPABILITIES FOR OUR SERVICES

We are continuing to respond to email inquiries and are working to provide alternative options to help you, including expanded online application submittals, conference calls, and video meetings. We also will continue to hold pre-application conferences remotely via telephone or video.

Please email the appropriate area in our department with questions or for more information:
• Building Code & Building Plan Review: building@bouldercounty.org
• Floodplain Permits: floodplainadmin@bouldercounty.org
• Permits & Contractor License Applications: ezbp@bouldercounty.org
• Planning/Zoning: planner@bouldercounty.org
• Transportation Development Review: transdevreview@bouldercounty.org
• Transportation Planning: transportationplanning@bouldercounty.org

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and adaptability in this extraordinary time.

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, 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.

Community Planning & Permitting Services & Resources

Latest News

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CANCELED: Boulder County Planning Commission meeting for March 18, 2020

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Boulder County Government Closures and Cancelations due to COVID-19

March 15, 2020 While Boulder County will remain open to provide necessary services to county residents, many buildings and offices will be closed to the public and some services will be accessible by phone or online only. read more →

Boulder County draft oil and gas regulations available for public review

March 6, 2020 Boulder County has released the first draft of its updated oil and gas regulations and welcomes public input and comments. The regulations have been revised in response to Senate Bill 19-181. read more →

Boulder County Commissioners extend oil and gas moratorium

March 2, 2020 At a public hearing on March 2, the Board considered a staff presentation and written input from the public in determining to extend the moratorium from its previous end date of March 28. read more →

Contact Us

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

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

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours:
CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
www.BoulderCounty.org/lu