Boulder County will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Emergency and public safety services will continue 24/7.

Fire Restrictions are in effect for western Boulder County. No fireworks, open fires in areas shown on map. View the flyer for details.

Many County services are being offered online. Additionally, a variety of resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19.

Destroyed home in Jamestown following the 2013 Flood


Flood-impacted residents of unincorporated Boulder County who have questions about the rebuilding process are asked to contact the Land Use Department. If you are the owner of a destroyed or severely damaged structure in unincorporated Boulder County (not in incorporated cites or towns) and wish to rebuild, please contact the Land Use Department at 303-441-3930 or

Rebuilding Considerations


First, check to see if a permit is required for any repairs you are considering. The Boulder County Land Use Department issues Permits for unincorporated areas of Boulder County.

Septic Systems

If a septic system has suffered significant damage, check the Septic Systems page or review the SepticSmart Program section.


If a water well needs significant structural reconstruction or rebuilding, please check the Well Water Safety section.

Building Safety & Inspection

For information on building permits, call the Building Safety & Inspection Services Team at 303-441-3925, or email

Private Roads, Culverts, & Bridges

The County Transportation Department provides guidance to residents who need to repair or rebuild private roads, driveways or bridges, including culvert replacement. See Private Roads, Culverts & Bridges for more information.


EnergySmart can help residents who need to make important decisions about recent flood damage to their homes. EnergySmart Advisors are available to provide guidance for replacing insulation in the basement, crawlspace and attic, as well as repairing or replacing furnaces, hot water heaters, duct systems, washers, other appliances and more.

To sign up for EnergySmart assistance, visit or call 303-544-1000. Businesses in need of EnergySmart advising should call 303-441-1300.

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
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306