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Planning Department

In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID- 19 virus, all La Plata County buildings are sharply reducing public access.
The Planning Department will be closed to the public and available by appointment via phone at 970-382-6263 or email
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Land Use Code Revision Project 

What we do:
The Mission of the Planning Department is to provide land use, resource management, and development opportunities to residents, landowners, and businesses to support a prosperous, vibrant, and beautiful community. 

  • Provide information to the public,
  • Explain regulations regarding land use possibilities in the county,
  • Process land development requests per the County Code,
  • Advise decision-makers regarding land use, growth, and development issues in our community, and
  • Combine current planning and long-range planning to best serve the public interest while allowing growth to occur.

What's new: 
Land Use Code Revision Project 

Find current Planning Projects in the County

Project Locator

Land Use Code Revision Project 

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Begin the Land Use application process:

Please click here to see the detailed planning and review process. The first step in initiating a land use application is to evaluate the feasibility of a project. To assist with this, please complete the Project Information Form (Please have a site plan ready for upload before beginning the online form). For instructions for creating a site plan please visit the Feasibility Evaluation information page.