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Subdivision Exemption (SE) 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.

Subdivision Exemption (SE) Review Process

The Board of County Commissioners has the ability to approve boundary line adjustments, community facility lot splits, or to recognize existing parcels as building lots provided they meet the characteristics and follow the process described in the Boulder County Land Use Code. They are called “Subdivisions Exemptions” because these limited, specific recognitions are exempt from the typical subdivision process.

General Explanation

Subdivision Exemptions typically include boundary line adjustments, community facility lot splits, lot recognitions and divisions within a townsite, and formerly incorporated towns. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing for a final decision. Prior to the hearing, the application will be referred out for review by various County Departments, public agencies (as necessary), and adjacent property owners. The Subdivision Exemption process includes a 15-day referral period and at least a 14-day public notice prior to the hearing date. Hearing dates are usually scheduled approximately six to eight weeks from the date of the application submittal (based on the Board’s availability and completeness of the application).

Subdivision Exemption (SE) Review Process Information

Additional 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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Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
Community Planning & Permitting website