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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 COVID-19, the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department physical office is CURRENTLY CLOSED to the public. Most staff members will continue to work from home until further notice. View the Notice of Emergency Actions, March 23, 2020

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

  • Press 1 for the Front Desk (appointment scheduling or general questions)
  • Press 2 for an On-Call Planner (zoning, development review)
  • Press 3 for Building (building permits, building code)
  • Press 4 for Licensing
  • Marque el 9 para dejar un mensaje de voz en Español. Su mensaje será revisado y se le devolverá la llamada en un día laboral

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

Applications will be reviewed remotely, and we are convening Pre-application Conferences via telephone or video. We look forward to providing these online services and further developing systems that will serve applicants now and beyond this event.

Please email the appropriate area in our department with questions or for more information:
Building Code & Building Plan Review
Building Permits & Contractor License Applications
Building Inspections
Code Compliance / Zoning Enforcement
Front Desk
Floodplain Permits
Liquor Licensing
Marijuana Licensing
Planning / Zoning
Special Events
Transportation Development Review
Transportation Multimodal Planning

When the office does reopen, measures will be implemented to protect visitors and staff. Some of those measures may include limiting public access to the building, adjusting hours, and continuing to provide many services remotely. We thank you for your adaptability in this 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

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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:
CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
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Mailing Address

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