Community Development


All Building Permit Applications must be submitted online. 

Before submitting your first application, please visit the tutorial link below.

Building Permit Tutorial

 Online Building Permit Application

If you need assistance, please e-mail Rachel at

All Planning & Zoning Applications are due a month prior to the desired Planning Commission meeting, generally the second Friday following the second Wednesday of the month. 

The Grand County Community Development Department consists of three divisions:

  • Planning & Zoning
  • Building & Sanitation
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Community Development advises the Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to the physical, economic and social development of the county. 

Planning & Zoning


Planning and Zoning does work with citizens and community leaders to build consensus on how the County should develop in both the short term and long term. This is accomplished by endeavoring to keep the Master Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Regulations up-to-date.  Planners within the department work on these long and medium-range projects while also coordinating land development review activities with various county departments as part of the Development Review Team. The Division also administers the County’s Short-term Rental Program, Code Enforcement, Water Quality Management and makes development recommendations to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment and Board of County Commissioners. Planners work closely with other departments including Economic Development, the Housing Authority, Public Health, County Attorney and Road & Bridge to name a few. 

Please note: if your property is located in the Three Lakes Design Review Area, you will need to review the regulations and submit proposed colors with your building permit application. You can verify whether your property is inCapture Opens in new window the Design Review Area with the 'Map' link below ; search for your property by owner name or address, using GCR for County Roads. You will see a pop-up similar to this (if Overlay Zone is blank, you are not in the Design Review Area):

Building & Sanitation


The Building Division provides caring customer service to residents seeking a building permit to build new, remodel or make repairs.  The Division is responsible for inspection of all new construction and remodeling to ensure the structures comply with local building code and fire codes and is the building authority for the towns of Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling and all unincorporated areas.  Serving as the County’s sanitarian, the division also monitors and enforces On-Site Wastewater Treatment System regulations in the County.

Online Building Permit Application  & Checklist

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The GIS Division is responsible for administering the Pictometry/Eagleview program. The Eagleview program provides aerial imagery and oblique imagery which is aerial imagery captured at an angle, providing a more natural perspective and making objects easier to recognize and interpret. With imagery captured from four simultaneous directions, we can produce a 360-degree view of every property and parcel in the county. This imagery easily integrates into the County’s GIS data for a comprehensive understanding of properties, land features, topography, and more.