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Three Step Guide to Submitting a New Project
Follow these step by step instructions in order to submit a complete, new development review application.

1. Schedule a pre-submittal meeting with the Planner of the Day. This step is required and can be done in person, over the phone or via email depending on the complexity of the project. A pre-submittal meeting will help you make sure you’re preparing the correct materials without wasting time on requirements that don’t apply to your project.

There are four pre-submittal meeting slots available every Tuesday at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30. TAC reviewers including but not limited to Engineering, Utilities and the Fire Department can be available for these meetings. Please call or email to make an appointment.

The Planner will provide a marked up submittal requirement form specifically for your project but for reference, you can view all possible submittal requirements for your project type below.


Land Use

Site Development



Use with Criteria

Change of Use

Vacation Home Rental


Administrative Final Development Plan

Minor Exterior Modification

Minor Adjustment

Floodplain Development Permit

Civil & Utility Plans


Final Plat

Lot Line Adjustment

Lot Line Elimination

Public Hearing


Future Land Use Map Amendment

CDC Text Amendment

Zoning Map Amendment

Development Plan

Development Plan (Conditional Use Only)

Public Hearing

Development Plan

Conceptual Development Plan

Final Development Plan

Development Plan/Final Development Plan

Board of Adjustment Variance

Waterbody Setback Variance

Planned Unit Development

Public Hearing

Preliminary Plat

Right of Way Vacation & Final Plat

Utility Easement Vacation & Final Plat

Assemble materials. Once you’ve had your pre-submittal meeting, it’s time to start gathering your submittal requirements. Don’t forget the application.

Depending on your project and skill set, you may want to work with a design professional and/or surveyor to help generate the required plans and/or plat. The submittal requirement form provided by the Planner will state how many copies are required and on what paper sizes. 

a. Waiver. If you believe any of the report submittal requirements should not be required for your project, now is the time to get an approved waiver from Public Works. Without an approved waiver, your submittal will not be considered complete. The waiver form is available here. 

3. Submit your project. Submitting your project is a two-step process. Here are all the parameters for uploading your digital documents and submitting hardcopies as well as payment.

1. Upload digital files through the portal. This is the first step to submitting your project. You can access the new project submittal portal here.

a. Deadline: new projects are due every Friday at 11:30 a.m. in order to go to TAC the following Tuesday.

b. Naming convention: at the pre-submittal meeting, the Planner of the Day assigned a PS-XX-XX code. It’s located at the top right of your marked up submittal requirements form. Use that code to name each PDF followed by the name of the document. Also, please make sure to upload each submittal requirement as a separate PDF, that is each line item is a separate PDF. Here’s an example:
PS-16-01_Site Plan

2. Submit hardcopies. This is the last step to submit your project.

a. Location: Submit hardcopies to our office. The physical address is 124 10th Street Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. If you’re mailing hardcopies, please send to PO Box 775088 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

b. Payment: The City of Steamboat Springs accepts cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to the City of Steamboat Springs. Please submit your payment along with your hardcopies.

c. Deadline: new projects are due every Friday at 11:30 a.m. in order to go to TAC the following Tuesday. The Planning Department must receive both hardcopies and digital files in order for the submittal to be complete and disseminated to TAC.

Informational Handouts

The following handouts are available to help you assemble complete submittal requirements. If you have further questions please contact the Planner of the Day.

Utility Plan
Lighting Plan