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Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Division promotes the sustained social, economic and community development of the Estes Valley by administering and enforcing the Estes Valley Development Code and implementing the Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan.Core services include:


Land Use Consultation - Walk-ins and by appointment

Assist the public with questions/concerns about adopted codes and how they apply to their property/business.


Current Planning and Development Review

Administer/enforce local zoning and subdivision regulations in the Estes Valley. Ensure compliance with the adopted development code, including

  • Review of subdivision, development, rezoning, and variance applications

  • Administration of improvement guarantees

  • Review of building permit and business license applications

  • Coordination with affected agencies (utility providers, sanitation districts,, health department, etc.)


Comprehensive Planning 

Responsible for comprehensive planning. Research and draft Estes Valley Development Code amendments as directed by elected officials.


Administrative Support

Provide administrative support and services for:



Ensure compliance with the Larimer County Sign Code within the unincorporated Estes Valley


Code Compliance

Ensure compliance with development code through education, cooperation, enforcement.


Quick Links:

Current Applications

2013 Submittal Schedule

Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan

Estes Valley Development Code

Estes Valley Planning Maps

Questions?  Contact us at 970-577-3721 or planning@estes.org