Planning & Community Development
Planning offices now operate Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 5:30pm and 7:30am to 11:30am on Fridays.
Due to the current public health concern, city offices remain temporarily closed to public access. Staff remain available by email and phone during the temporary closure. We have implemented the following policies and procedures to continue providing service to the public:
- Development applications will continue to be accepted online through the portal.
- Fees can be paid either by credit card over the phone or by check with an appointment only.
- Hard copy submittals will not be accepted at this time.
- Contact Michael Fitz at email@example.com or 970-871-8231 with any submittal questions or to pay an application fee.
- Public notice signs, letters, and envelopes will be made available for pick up during scheduled times or by appointment only.
- New applications and resubmittals will be distributed to the Development Review Team at least twice per week.
- Development review will continue; however, there will be no in-person meetings. Project managers will communicate with applicants about anticipated review timeline changes and any foreseeable delays, if applicable.
- Staff will be available by phone and email.
We will keep you informed with updates and apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Engaging, serving and collaborating with our community to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental success.
Just as development decisions made 10, 20 or 50 years ago often affect the way Steamboat Springs looks today, current development decisions will have an impact in the future. Using the community’s long-range plans as a guide, Planning and Community Development strives to ensure growth and development that enhances our quality of life and promotes the community’s vision for the future.
View the Current Projects Map and stay informed of proposed development activity near you.
Community Impact Projects
A new Sign Code was adopted by City Council on November 17, 2020. To learn more email Toby Stauffer or see the Sign Code Update page.
Mountain Area Master Plan
Transportation Master Plan
Wondering how to make changes to sidewalks, roads or trails? Get involved with the Transportation Master Plan! See what’s going on at Engage Steamboat, Transportation Master Plan To learn more, email Kelly Douglas.
Airport Overlay Zone District
The City has recently updated the Airport Master Plan for Bob Adams Airport and will soon be adopting an Airport Overlay Zone District. To learn more, email Kelly Douglas.
Public Meeting Agendas
View upcoming agendas and packets for Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, City Council and the Board of Adjustment.
What We Do
We are responsible for:
- Long-range planning
- Development and land use review
- Code compliance
- Historic preservation
Vision & Values
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