Stage 1 fire restrictions for western Boulder county effective 11/30/21. See flyer, map, and news release for details.

Community Planning & Permitting
Land Use Department - Courthouse Annex Building

Due to COVID-19, the Community Planning & Permitting Department is providing most services virtually. Our physical office in Boulder is currently open by appointment only. Schedule an appointment.

Community Planning & Permitting

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Community Planning & Permitting Department physical office is CURRENTLY CLOSED to the public. Most staff members will continue to work from home until further notice.

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

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:

We thank you for your adaptability during 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, 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

Latest News

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Diagonal Highway 119 Bikeway project update and FAQ

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Boulder County Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 17, 2021

November 4, 2021 Boulder County Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 17, 2021 Planning Commission public meeting will be held virtually starting at 1:30... read more →

Prescribed Burn Community Meeting for Hall Ranch Open Space

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Virtual meeting for the CO 119 (the Diagonal) Bikeway Design

August 17, 2021 Boulder County’s Community Planning & Permitting Department and CDOT invites the public to a virtual meeting presentation for the CO Highway 119 Bikeway Project at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30. The project is a planned off-street, multi-use paved path along CO 119 (the Diagonal) between Longmont and Boulder. read more →

Boulder County Planning Commission agenda for August 18, 2021

August 12, 2021 Boulder County Planning Commission agenda for August 18, 2021 Planning Commission public meeting will be held virtually starting at 3... read more →

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
PHYSICAL OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Service hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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Mailing Address

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