The Land Use Code is a set of regulations that guide how property is used and developed in Larimer County. The purpose of the Land Use Code is to protect landowner rights while also looking out for overall community interests. The County has had land use and zoning regulations since 1963. The online version of the Land Use Code is updated every 3 months. Recently adopted amendments may not be included. Please go to the Land Use Code Approved Amendments page to check for recent amendments.
The Land Use Code applies to the development and use of land in unincorporated Larimer County, except for land in the Estes Valley plan area. However, sections 4.2.2, 5.8, 5.11, 7.0 and 9.0 do apply to land in the Estes Valley Area.
If you would like more specific information or if you have a question that's not answered here, please contact the Larimer County Planning Department at (970)498-7679 or send us email.
Larimer County is very interested in hearing from applicants and citizens affected or impacted by new development or adjacent uses regulated by the Larimer County Land Use Code. Please complete a survey to let us know your thoughts on the Land Use Code.