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
The first step in initiating a land use application is to evaluate the feasibility of your project. To assist with this, please complete the Project Information Form and email to Planning@co.laplata.co.us, or drop it by the Planning Office.
The Planning Department serves as staff to the following boards:
Planning Commission: Historic Preservation Review Commission:
Chairman: Jim Tencza Andrew Gulliford
Tom Gorton Jim Frahm
Lucy Baizel Naomi Riess
Frank Lockwood Nick Kendziorski
Charly Minkler Ruth Lambert
Debby Reber Darlene M Koontz
Geri Malandra Harris Abernathy
Chris Scott Helen Ruth Aspaas
Board of Adjustment: