Community and Economic Development


The mission of the Community and Economic Development Department is to provide land use, building and environmental health services to property owners, developers and all community members so they can achieve a balance of economic development and environmental protection.

The Gunnison County Community and Economic Development Department includes:

  • Current Planning (land use permitting)
  • Oil and Gas Projects
  • Long Range Planning
  • Building
  • Environmental Health
  • Licensing -Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Testing

Brush Creek Road Workforce Housing Project-

The Board of County Commissioners approved the sketch plan, August 7, 2018, BOCC Resolution.

View the Community Development planning file (PDF)

Commissions Facilitated by Community Development

Information about these volunteer groups that includes minutes, agendas and lists of current members. The Community Development Department provides the staffing for each of these groups:

Customer Service Survey

Customer Service SurveyThe Community Development Staff would really appreciate your thoughts.

Permit Database

Select the Permit Database ( in the column to the left ), to view all of the Community Development Department's types of PERMITS & PROJECTS

Department Responsibilities

The department is primarily responsible for:

  • Ensuring that land uses within the county are developed and maintained in compliance with the county's adopted codes and regulations
  • Overseeing permit reviews for those uses
  • Issuing building permits, on-site wastewater treatment system permits, land use change permits, and a variety of other more specialized permits
  • Provide professional consulting, facilitation, and code development services to the county to create a high performing, prosperous, interconnected community


Copies of regulations are available online and/or in hard copy from the Community Development Department.

Agencies & Resources: Information Related to Land Use Planning

Please browse our helpful links page.

Determining Site Specific Details About Your Property using the County Mapping Information

Access mapping instructions (PDF).

One Valley Prosperity Project

**Additional information and resources related to the One Valley Prosperity Project regional and economic information.

Gunnison County Economics Indicators Report