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Begin the Land Use application 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.)

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.

The Planning Department serves as staff to the following boards and commissions:

Planning Commission

Chair: Jim Tencza
Tom Gorton
Keith Hanson
Charly Minkler
Geri Malandra
Elizabeth Philbrick
Chris Scott
Ryne Waggoner

Board of Adjustment

Historic Preservation
Review Commission

Chair: Jack Cassidy
Ashley Ager
Steve Barkley
Geri Malandra
Chris Scott
Jim Tencza

Chair: Andrew Gulliford
Helen Ruth Aspaas
Julie Coleman
Nik Kendziorski
Darlene Koontz
Ruth Lambert
Naomi Riess




Contact information

Jason Meininger 
Planning Director

211 Rock Point Drive

Durango, CO 81301 (map)
(970) 382-6263

Monday - Friday 8 a.m-5 p.m.

What we do:

  • Provides information to the public,
  • Explains regulations regarding land use possibilities in the county,
  • Processes land development requests per the County Code,
  • Advises decision-makers regarding land use, growth, and development issues in our community, and
  • Combines current planning and long-range planning to best serve the public interest while allowing growth to occur.

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