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Our Mission:

The Mission of the Planning Department is to provide land use, resource management, and leadership services to residents, landowners, and businesses so they can experience a prosperous, vibrant and beautiful community supported by a fair and equitable planning process.

What We Do:

The Planning Department provides information to the public and explains regulations regarding land use possibilities in the county. Staff processes land development requests per the County code.  Staff also advises decision-makers regarding land use, growth and development issues in our community. The Planning Department combines current planning and long-range planning to best serve the public interest while allowing growth to occur.

Begin The Land Use Application Process

To initiate a new land use applicaiton, complete the Pre-Application Request Information Sheet and email to Planning@co.laplata.co.us, or drop it by the Planning Office at 1060 E. 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Public Meeting Information

Click on the link above for agendas, information, or minutes regarding future or past meetings of the: Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Planning Commission (PC), Joint Planning Commission (JPC), Historic Preservation Review Commission (HPRC), and Board of Adjustment (BOA).

Planning News Links:

Submit a Comment

Please use the Planning Comment Form for any inquiries or comments.

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