​Coronavirus Update

The Planning Department continues to work remotely and is still available to answer your questions.  Please give us a call and leave a message or send an email to the Planner of the Day and someone will contact you shortly.  If you have been working with a specific planner, please continue to correspond with that Planner, preferably through e-mail. 


Apply Now To Serve In Your Community

Routt County is soliciting application to serve on the Routt County Plannning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.
About the Planning Commission
Commissioners participate in land use decisions, policy planning, and make decisions on development proposals in Routt County.  Meetings are held the first and third Thursday each month.

About the Board of Adjustment
Board members review and make decisions on requests for variances of the Routt County Zoning Regulations.  Meetings are held the second Monday of each month but typically about six times per year.

These are voluntary positions but training, meals, and mileage reimbursements are provided.

As a Planning Commissioner or member of Board of Adjustment, you will have the ability to work closely with staff and the community to finalize the Master Plan, a Plan that will guide the strategic direction of land use in unincorporated Routt County for years to come.

Available Positions
Five positions are available on the Planning Commission for three year terms.  The positions reflect geographical areas in Routt County.

  • District 1 North Routt (term April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024)
  • District 2 Steamboat Springs (term April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024)
  • District 3 West Routt (term April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024)
  • Town of Hayden (term April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024)
  • Alternate Seat, no geographic location (present – March 31, 2023)

Three positions are available on the Board of Adjustment for three year terms, each expiring March 31, 2024.  These positions do not reflect geographical areas in Routt County.

How to Apply
Submit a letter of interest to the Routt County Planning Department, Attention: Veronica Blake, 136 6th Street, Ste. 200, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, or email by March 5, 2021.


Review Process and Fee Schedule Changes

In anticipation of implementing a new land management software, the Planning Department is taking this opportunity to update its application review process and fee schedule.  These changes were approved by the Board of County Commissioners on January 12, 2021.  The new Fee Schedule will go into effect on April 1, 2021.  The new review process will go into effect concurrently with the launch of the new software.  See the below documents for the approved changes.


Get Involved and Navigate your Routt!  

The County is embarking on a Master Plan process that will help guide the strategic direction of unincorporated Routt County for years to come. 
Resident input is vitally important to ensure the County’s new Master Plan incorporates the community’s vision. Residents, property owners and businesses will have many opportunities to get involved and provide feedback.

Visit the Master Plan website.
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