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Land Use Code

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Land Use Code

View Or Download The Boulder County Land Use Code (updated March 29, 2022)

The Boulder County Land Use Code is enacted to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of Boulder County, and to guide future growth, development, and distribution of land uses within Boulder County. The Land Use Code plays a large role in determining how unincorporated Boulder County will look in the future by the way it guides new construction and development today. The Land Use Code applies to all land within the unincorporated areas of Boulder County, not in cities or towns.

The Land Use Code is a “living” document, and updates and amendments are made as needed. View Land Use Code Updates.

You may order and purchase printed copies of the Boulder County Land Use Code at the Community Planning & Permitting Department. The cost is $12.00. Please submit a request to purchase a printed copy by calling 303-441-3930 or contacting our office via email.

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

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

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesdays the department is open by appointment only from 12:30–4:30 p.m.
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Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
bouldercounty.gov/lu