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Land Use Planning Review Processes

Land Use Planning Review Processes

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

Online applications for both Planning Reviews and Building Permits are now 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

General inquires may be submitted via the Ask A Planner form, or call 303-441-3930 to leave a message for staff.

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.

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 an application, applicants must first contact the Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department to make an appointment for a Land Use Review Pre-Application Conference with a Planner to discuss the proposal. To schedule a pre-application conference, please call 303-441-3930 or email using the Ask a Planner form.

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:
CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
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Mailing Address

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