The Estes Valley Board of Adjustment hears zoning variance applications in the Estes Valley Planning Area pursuant to the terms and conditions of the jointly adopted Estes Valley Development Code. Membership consists of five representatives from the Planning Area. Larimer County will appoint two members. Applicants must live within the Estes Valley Development Code Area

The County/Town Estes Valley Board of Adjustment uses the 2000 jointly adopted Estes Valley Development Code when considering development in the 32-square mile Estes Valley Planning Area. The Code contains standards which explain how a property can be developed. Because of the shape of a piece of property, for example, a citizen may want to plan differently than what the standards call for. This is called asking for a variance. An example might be how close to the property line the plan calls for the house to be. A citizen might also need some clarification of the standards. The Estes Valley Board of Adjustment is the Board that will consider these citizen requests for variances and clarifications.

The Estes Valley Board of Adjustment meets monthly as needed and consists of five members for the 32-square mile Estes Valley Planning Area. Larimer County will appoint two of these members. Although terms are set at three years, the first two appointees will serve a shorter 2-year staggered term so new Board members do not all rotate off at the same time. The County's appointees need to be residents in the unincorporated portion of the Estes Valley Planning Area for at least one year.

Number of Members: 
5
Term Length: 
3 Years
Organization Type: 
Board
Time Commitment: 
5 hours per month
Board Bylaws: 
Meets: 

First Tuesday of each month as needed. (If 1st Tuesday follows a Monday holiday, the meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday), 9:00 a.m.
Board Room of the Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Estes Park
For the exact date/time and locations of meetings held this week, refer to the Commissioners' schedule.

Board Members

Name Email Term Start Term End
J. Rex Poggenpohl
County Appointed
Email
07/01/2017
06/30/2020
Jeff Moreau
Email
03/01/2015
02/28/2018
John Lynch
County Appointed
Email
07/01/2015
06/30/2018
Pete Smith
Email
05/31/2016
05/31/2019
Wayne Newsom
Email
02/28/2015
02/28/2018
Commissioner Liaison: 
Staff Liaison: 
Administrative Contact: