1041 Regulations in Colorado

In 1974, the Colorado General Assembly enacted measures to further define the authority of state and local governments in making planning decisions for matters of statewide interest.  These powers are commonly referred to as "1041 powers," based on the number of the bill of the proposed legislation (HB 74-1041).   These 1041 powers allow local governments to identify, designate, and regulate areas and activities of state interest through a local permitting process.  The general intention of these powers is to allow for local governments to maintain their control over particular development projects even where the development project has statewide impacts.  The statute concerning areas and activities of state interest can be found in C.R.S. 24-65.1-101.


1041 Regulations

Learn more about the background of 1041 regulations and how this land use tool is being used by select Colorado Local governments.

Colorado Local Governments’ Use of 1041 Regulations 
A Capstone project by Audrey Dakan, May 11, 2017 for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Case study excerpts from this report


Model Code for Geothermal Resources for the Commercial Production of Electricity


Colorado Land Use Survey

Also see 1041 regulations section of the 2015 Colorado Land Use Survey municipal and county tabular results for an inventory of local governments that have a variety of 1041 regulations.