Vacation (V) 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.

Vacation (V) Review Process

Rights-of-way and easements are sometimes dedicated or platted and then… nothing. The road is never developed, the utilities are rerouted, and the space is otherwise underutilized. If they are not being used, adjacent property owners can request the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners release these spaces from public ownership. This process is called a Vacation.

To learn more, see Road and Easement Vacation Requirements and Article 10 of the Boulder County Land Use Code. We suggest you submit questions via the Ask a Planner Form before applying for a Vacation review.

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