Planning and Community Development

The Delta County Land Use Code was adopted January 5, 2021.  Links to the Land Use Code and interactive zoning maps are located on the Delta County Land Use Code web page.  Forms have been created/updated based on these new regulations.

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Development Application (Required) 
When planning any construction or subdivision (including adjusting property lines) in unincorporated Delta County, we encourage you to talk with Planning Staff to help inform you of the process, including any applicable permits or approvals. The process formally begins with a Development Application, that includes a Site Plan. Once a Site Plan and completed application are submitted, Staff will conduct a Site Plan Review which will help assess if additional information is needed or if a pre-application conference is required. (Development Application Form available online on the Permit Information web page).

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1-Stop Permit Center
The Delta County Planning and Community Development Department serves as the 1-Stop Permit Center for all types of applications within the County. Call 970-874-2110 or email for any questions about permits or land use in Delta County.

Development Application Form

The Development Application Form is required for all land use processes, activity within the right-of-way (Access, Utility), assigning Addresses and road names, and an initial review for Environmental Health (septic, floodplain, storm water).  Applications can be submitted online or to the Planning Department.  Once the Development Application Form has been submitted along with the required Site Plan, Planning staff will determine if supplemental information and/or a Pre-Application conference is required.  Applications that do not include all required information (including fees) will not be processed.

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Download Pre-Application

Download the application (pdf).

Fill Out Application

Fill out and sign the application*.

Submit Documents

1. Submit printed application in person with appropriate application fee, or 

*To create an electronic signature in Adobe Acrobat, select the signature field and follow the instructions to create a digital signature.  You will be asked to create a local password and provide the location where you want your signature to be stored on your device.  Once you've completed the digital signature, your name, date and time will appear in the signature field.

**If you receive an error or your information does not upload, please do not try multiple times.  After the first error please contact GovPros for customer support.

The Planning Department will review the application for completeness. If your submission is incomplete, the payment will not be accepted. The Planning Department will call or email you with further guidance if needed.

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Mission Statement(s)

Delta County’s mission is to provide a safe and healthy community for present and future generations by:

  • Providing equitable and quality service to the public
  • Treating one another with respect and dignity
  • Acting with fiscal responsibility

The Department of Planning and Community Development is determined to:

  • Protect our values and lifestyles
  • Preserve our way of life and natural resources
  • Promote our citizens and industry
  • Participate in creating a place and environment where we can prosper