Building & Planning

Land Use

Community Planning has a pivotal role in managing and protecting the County's resources (land, water, minerals), environment and quality of life. The Department assists the Board of County Commissioners with recommendations to ensure that the County grows in a manner that is fiscally sound and economically beneficial to the County and its taxpayers and businesses.

The Board of County Commissioners encourages community involvement in local government and, as such, requires an open, public process in which the business of the public is accomplished in public  and posted for public review.  Land use decisions are no exception.  Following are links to the online resources related to the County's work processing land use applications, and other land use decisions. 


The Building Department works to provide timely, effective, consistent, and competent plan review and inspections of structures in San Juan County while insuring safety and compliance with the building codes.



The vision of the County’s citizens is embodied in the Town of Silverton and San Juan County Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP), the keystone to the County’s growth management program. Planning facilitates implementation of the CMP through review of land use applications, which are presented to the Board of County Commissioners as the decision-making body.


County Courthouse

1557 Greene St

PO Box 466

Silverton, CO 81433

William Tookey




Bill MacDougall 

ICC Certified Building Inspector #8392930

NFPA Certified Fire Inspector #CFI-17-PB-0072

Code Enforcement Officer

Town of Silverton and San Juan County

 970.946.9031 (direct)

970-387-5522 Ext 15

Lisa Adair

Town of Silverton and San Juan County Planning Director

PO Box 250, Silverton, CO 81433

970-387-5522 Ext 7