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Land Use Planning Review Processes

The Community Planning & Permitting Department physical office in Boulder is 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 also available virtually. Staff is available at 303-441-3930, online, or via appointment.

Land Use Planning Review Processes

The planning or development review processes through the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department are necessary to achieve a number of goals. First and foremost, is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens while at the same time protecting the rights of property owners.

The type and scope of process will depend on the scope of the proposal and/or the particular circumstances on your parcel. The staff is committed to letting you know as early in your project as possible what process will be required and the steps necessary. The planning review process is our administrative means of consistently and efficiently enforcing the County’s Land Use policies and regulations. See the Planning Process Fee Schedule.

Pre-Application Conference

Before submitting a planning application, applicants must first contact the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department to make an appointment for a Pre-Application Conference. It is helpful if applicant(s) first contact a Planner to discuss the proposal and determine the applicable review process for their project. After that initial conversation, applicants may schedule a Pre-Application Conference online.

Types of Planning Review Processes

Planning Publications, Applications and Forms

View all Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Planning Publications, Applications and Forms at Planning Publications.

Docket Related Information

View Development Applications Under Review for the status of individual planning or development review processes.

For updated meeting and hearing dates and times see the Land Use Planning Commission (PC) or Board of County Commissioners agendas.

Visit the Commissioners’ Hearings page for public meeting agendas, minutes and live webcasts.

If you have a question, please use the Ask a Planner Form or call 303-441-3930.

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.

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