Planning & Community Development


At this time, the department has implemented the following policies and procedures to continue providing service to the public while access to city facilities are closed:

  • Development applications will continue to be accepted online through the portal. Fees can be paid either by credit card over the phone or by check with an appointment only. Hard copy submittals will not be accepted at this time
  • Public notice signs, letters, and envelopes will be made available for pick up during scheduled times or by appointment only.
  • New applications and resubmittals will be distributed to the Development Review Team at least twice per week.
  • Development review will continue; however, there will be no in-person Development Review Team meetings. Project managers will communicate with applicants about anticipated review timeline changes and any foreseeable delays, if applicable.
  • Staff will be available by phone and email.

Engaging, serving and collaborating with our community to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental success.


Just as development decisions made 10, 20 or 50 years ago often affect the way Steamboat Springs looks today, current development decisions will have an impact in the future. Using the community’s long-range plans as a guide, Planning and Community Development strives to ensure growth and development that enhances our quality of life and promotes the community’s vision for the future.

What’s New Near You?

View the Current Projects Map and stay informed of proposed development activity near you.

Community Impact Projects

Development Review Process Updates

Applicants will see some changes to the Development Review process effective January 1, 2020. To learn more, download this informational handout, email Bob Keenan, or call (970) 871-8260.

Updated Development Application Fees

We have updated the Development Application Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2020. Find the current Fee Schedule in our Form Center.

Sign Code Update

The City needs your input on changes to the Sign Code. To learn more email Toby Stauffer, or call (970) 871-8280.

Mountain Area Master Plan

The City will be kicking off the Mountain Area Master Plan process in February 2020! Sign up to receive notifications from the department and stay tuned for updates. 

Entry Corridor Overlay Zone Adoption

The City is proposing to adopt the Entry Corridor Overlay Zone. To learn more, download this informational handout, email Julie Baxter, or call (970) 871-8267.

Public Meeting Agendas

View upcoming agendas and packets for Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, City Council and the Board of Adjustment.

What We Do

We are responsible for:

  • Zoning
  • Long-range planning
  • Development and land use review
  • Code compliance
  • Historic preservation

Vision & Values

View Vision, Values and Beliefs.


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