Community Development Code

City Council adopted an updated Community Development Code effective January 1, 2018.

Updated Community Development Code (PDF) - Version 5

Note that the updated Code is provided in a PDF format that is best viewed using Acrobat Reader. Viewing in a web browser may limit your toolbar and menu options.

If you have questions about the Code or any other planning questions, please call (970) 871-8258 and ask for the Planner of the Day.

cover image of Community Development Code

Adopted Ordinances not yet incorporated into the CDC

The following list includes text amendments to the CDC that have been adopted by City Council but are not yet incorporated in the CDC. The amendments below represent the most current standards and CDC language. Community members and applicants should reference and design projects to meet standards as listed in the amendments.  

Ordinance 2776 Sign Code

Draft Text Amendments not approved or incorporated into the CDC

The following list includes draft text amendments to the CDC that are in process but have not been adopted by City Council. Public hearings on these amendments are upcoming, check City Council Agendas.

Expedited Development Review Process for Housing projects, PL20220030 email Toby Stauffer

Sign Code Amendment, PL20210157 email Toby Stauffer 

CDC Amendment History

As amendments are made to the CDC over time, affected Sections are updated and a new Version of the CDC is published. Versions are numbered sequentially with a "CDC Version 26-" prefix and noted on the Cover page. The CDC link above will always include the most recent Version. For a full list of adopted amendments since January 1, 2018, refer to the following Amendment History document: 

Amendment History

Historical Code

Previous and archived versions of the Community Development Code can be found on the Municode website.

To compare the 2017 CDC to the newly adopted 2018 CDC, please refer to the following documents:

Annotated 2017 CDC (PDF)

Summary of Changes (PDF)

Helpful Links:

Steamboat Springs Interactive Map

City & County Building Department

Routt County Planning Department