The Planning Department facilitates community and economic development while protecting the health, safety, and general welfare of present and future residents of Archuleta County.
The Community Plan is a vision for the future of your community, in text and maps. Planning is how we achieve that future.
The Planning Department staff
assists citizens by:
Implementing the approved Archuleta County Community Plan
Administering the Archuleta County Land Use Regulations, including zoning, subdivision, mining and floodplain regulations.
Providing guidance to property owners and neighbors through permitting processes.
The Planning Commission
is the statutory land use planning body for the County. The Planning Commission is responsible for adopting the Community Plan, recommending changes to the Land Use Regulations, and investigating and recommending action on land use applications.
NEW FOR 2016 LAND USE PERMITS
Citizen Access for Planning & Building permits is now available online. Look up development information and plans, via the Accela hosted website: https://aca.accela.com/archco/
(Note: Our mobile app is still a work in progress. For best results, access via a desktop connection.)
The Archuleta County Land Use Regulations apply to all development of buildings, structures, and uses of land in unincorporated Archuleta County. Any complaints shall be in writing and signed by the complainant. The County shall not be obligated to investigate complaints not filed in writing.