Planning & Zoning

Planner of the Day:

Planner of the Day (POD) is a service provided to all community members to assist with understanding the Pitkin County Land Use Code requirements for property located within the unincorporated area of Pitkin County.  Planning Staff is available to answer questions about relevant zone district requirements and necessary land use review processes for a particular property, or more general questions about development in Pitkin County.

Most questions will be addressed within 24 hours (one business day) from the initial inquiry, though more detailed or complex questions may take more time.  Additionally, questions beyond typical may be subject to an hourly fee, or may require you to conduct research independently or through a professional planning firm.

You may access the Planner of the Day service by any of these two options:

  1. Leaving a message on the Planner of the Day voicemail at 970-429-6108
  2. Sending an email message to our Planner of the Day email account.  planneroftheday@pitkincounty.com

Planning Pre-Application Conference Request:

In an effort to improve efficiency and service, Pre-Application Conferences will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30. To request a Pre-Application Conference with a Planner, please complete and submit this form. This will provide staff with the necessary background information to allow for a  more productive conference. Once you have submitted the form, a planner will contact you within 5 working days to request additional information or to schedule a meeting.

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