Community Development Offices will be closed January 29, 2021

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and please plan accordingly. On January 29, 2021, the entire Larimer County Community Development Department (Building, Planning, Code Compliance, Citizen Resources) will be closed to conduct a system upgrade. This upgrade also affects groups outside of Community Development including Weeds, Health (Septic) and Engineering. The Online Customer Portal is part of this upgrade and will not be available as we transition to a more customer friendly system. No inspections, no permitting, no staff on call, and limited other community development services will be available that day.

Community Development COVID-19 Operations

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services. Please read the Full Statement here.

We have developed guidelines for temporary outdoor expansion of businesses under state and county public health guidelines.
Please read those guidelines here
See individual statements for Building, Code Compliance, Engineering and Planning


he Land Use Code is a living document that changes over time to respond to new information and the needs of the community. Citizens are encouraged to provide comments or suggestions.

Attend the Board of County Commissioner's Administrative Matters Meeting

9 am, Tuesdays
Commissioners' Conference Rm
200 West Oak Street, 2nd Floor
Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Prepare a written statement about your proposed change or addition to the Code.
  • Please call the Commissioners' Office (970) 498-7010 to let them know that you plan on attending the meeting and the topic you want to talk about. The Board will often ask that Planning staff attend the meeting to help with the discussion.

After a citizen submits a suggestion, Planning staff will be assigned to research the topic and the possible change to the Code. Staff will prepare a draft County response and present it to the Board as soon as possible or as staff resources allow. The Board will give staff direction on how to proceed.

Staff will work with County Commissioners and the Planning Commission as needed to draft a final response to the suggestion and determine what the next steps will be. Citizens who submit suggestions are asked to keep in touch with Planning staff to find out when the final response will be discussed with the Commissioners. Planning staff will prepare and present a final response to the suggestion at a future Administrative Matters meeting.

Further comments on these suggestions are not taken by the County Commissioners until such time as an official code amendment is proposed. If an amendment is proposed, standard procedures for public hearings will be followed that allow for public comment on a specific amendment.