Exemption Plat (EP) Review Process

The Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting office at 2045 13th St., Boulder is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are available on Tuesday but are not required. Schedule an appointment.

Exemption Plat (EP) Review Process

An Exemption Plat involves boundary line adjustments or other minor changes to a County approved platted subdivision.

The Board of County Commissioners may grant exemptions from the application of the Subdivision Regulations, pursuant to the exemption plat requirements of the Boulder County Land Use Code Article 9-200, in cases where the proposed subdivision involves subdivided land.

This exemption process is for minor changes that may occur to platted land and does not include proposals which may increase the density (add platted lots) of a subdivision. Generally this process is used to adjust lot lines between two or more parcels, as part of a right-of-way or easement vacation or minor modifications to building envelopes or recorded language on the plat. Land which is not subdivided land may not go through an exemption plat process. The sole exception to this prohibition shall be where unsubdivided land is proposed to be added to the subdivided land, such that any resulting subdivided lot is 35 acres or more in area.

The exemption plat process requires public hearings before the Board of County Commissioners. Exemption plats may be approved only on the basis of the exemption plat standards enumerated in the Boulder County Land Use Code Article 9-202.

Pre-Application Conference

Applicant(s) must first contact the Community Planning & Permitting Department to make an appointment for a Land Use Review Pre-Application Conference with a Planner to discuss the proposal prior to its submittal.

Exemption Plat (EP) Review Information

Submittal Schedule for Planning Applications

The Community Planning & Permitting Department manages the number of planning applications accepted each week in order to align with available resources. Once you have had a Pre-application Conference and have a complete application ready for review, please contact Community Planning & Permitting at 303-441-3930 to get on the schedule to submit your planning application.

Contact Us

Community Planning & Permitting (formerly the Land Use Dept.)

Email: Ask a Planner Form
Main: 303-441-3930

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302


8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
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Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
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