Community Development

View the 2021 Master Plan Updates here!

Pitkin County Community Development Department is closed to the public for in-person interaction.

In an effort to slow down the increase in COVID-19 cases in our surrounding communities, we will be working remotely through Jan 7, 2021 and reassessing after that point. A complete contact list is below and for any general questions, you can contact our main line at 970-920-5526. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult and unprecedented times.


Community Development oversees the development of properties from the planning phase through the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. We have partnered with SagesGov Network for our permit/applications submission and tracking software. The link on the left-hand side provides access to our new software. You can submit your applications there.

There is also information about growth management and the construction demolition debris program. For a list of all staff members and ways to contact them, please click the staff directory on the right-hand side.

The department provides services in the following area:

  • Planning Applications
  • Zoning/Engineering Permits
  • Building Permits
  • Long Range Planning
  • Inspection Requests
  • ComDev Files


We preserve, protect and enhance the natural and built environments by collaborating with the community in the creation and implementation of progressive development policies and standards.