Planning staff evaluates land-use proposals for conformance with the regulations and CMP goals and policies. The division also handles addressing for the County; provides zoning compliance; issues sign permits; and provides site development administration for nonresidential construction. In addition, administrative support is provided to the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment. ​


Applications and Forms



Driveway Permit Application

Improvement Permit Application

Road & Highway Property Relationship Declaration

Request for Plat Extension


Reference & Resources

SJC Comprehensive Master Plan

The Town of Silverton/San Juan County Master Plan (CMP) is the guiding document that all future development is held to.


Land Use Code revised 3-8-17


The San Juan County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the Land Use Code and Regulations on April 27, 2016. ​

Community Wildfire Protection Plan


Economic Development

San Juan County is uniquely situated with stunning landscapes, world class schools and is still a place where one person can make a difference. In addition, the quality of life is enhanced by diverse housing options and proximity to some of the best recreation amenities in the world.


Planning Commission

This seven member board reviews and recommends to the Board of County Commissioners on Land Development, Code Amendments, Subdivisions, Planned Unit Developments, Conditional Use Permits, and Rezones.


Historic Preservation

Through thoughtful planning, Silverton and San Juan County work to preserve and protect structures and sites which reflect the area's architectural, industrial and historical value, while promoting the use of these outstanding structures and sites for the education, stimulation and welfare of the citizens of San Juan County. The members of the Planning Commission also serve as the Historic Review Committee.




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