Planning and Zoning

Informational documents

Homeowner's packet, the County structure, Pre-disaster mitigation plan, Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Fee Schedule, and Master Plan

 

Regulatory documents

Rules and Regulations such as Zoning Resolution, Septic Regulations, Special Events, and Subdivision Regulations

 

Permit applications

Permits for building structures, septic systems, occupancy, variance requests, and Special Use requests. The Fee Schedule can also be found here.

 

Maps

County maps showing zoning, subdivisions, conservation easements, and other maps that are frequently requested.

 

Upcoming meetings

View the calendar for meetings of the commissioners, Planning Boards, and other public meetings

 

Code of Ethics

Read the Code of Ethics for the Board of Planning a zoning and the Board of Zoning Adjustments.

 

Planning Commission Minutes

From the Planning Commission. Includes minutes for the Board of Zoning Adjustment prior to April 2007

 

Board of Zoning Adjustment Minutes

From the Board of Zoning Adjustment (Starting April 2007)

 

Complaint Form

To report suspected violations of the Zoning Resolution or Septic Regulations.

 

Home Occupations

List of approved businesses conducted in a home.

Links

Planning/Zoning

Phone:719-783-2669

Fax:719-783-9907

Email:planning_zoning@custercountygov.com

The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat format and will open in a separate window. Closing or minimizing the document will bring you back to this page. Click on the title of the document.

Homeowners Packet  (3MB)

  • Information on aspects of rural living to make the transition smoother, procedures for permits, fees, etc. (Homeowners packet is being edited to reflect current Planning and Zoning Regs. Please visit the Planning and Zoning Office for the newest version.)

 

County Structure

  • An overview and organizational chart of Custer County government.

 

Schedule of Fees

  • The fees for permits, variances and various requests. Also listed in the Homeowner's Packet. (Schedule of fees is being edited at this time to reflect current Planning and Zoning Regs. Please visit the Planning and Zoning Office for the latest version.)

 

Master Plan - 2016
(2.7 MB)

  • This amended Custer County Master Plan was adopted on March 22, 2016.

 

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan  (3.4MB)

  • The County, in conjunction with the towns of Silver Cliff and Westcliffe has adopted the Regional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.  This plan is for the counties of Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Lake.

 

Community Wildfire Protection Plan

  • The Custer County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) was organized to study countywide wildfire hazards and risks, and to determine community priorities and strategies for action.

 

USGS Groundwater Networks

  • A USGS website with a distributed water database containing surface water, groundwater, and water quality data.

  

  

  

 

  

  

Informational Documents

The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat format and will open in a separate window. Closing or minimizing the document will bring you back to this page. Click on the title of the document.

Zoning Resolution
(4.8 MB)

Zoning Resolution as revised July, 2018

 

Zoning Map
(793 KB)

Zoning districts map

 

State On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) Regulations
(477 KB)

State regulations related to On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS)

 

County On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) Regulations
(Adopted October 5, 2016)

(510 KB)

County additions to the state On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) regulations

 

Subdivision Regulations (July 2011)
(772 KB)

Current subdivision regulations adopted July 29, 2011

 

Special Event Permits
(340 KB)

Regulations concerning permits for special events (Adopted May 2, 2007)

 

Right to Farm and Ranch Resolution
(13 KB)

Adopted in November 1998

 

Airport Protection Overlay District
(800 KB)

 

Airport Survey Map
(250 KB)

Airport Protection Overlay District Resolution for SilverWest Airport
May 2, 2006

Regulatory Documents

Permits and Variance Requests

The following applications may be printed and the completed application may be mailed to the Planning and Zoning Office along with the additional required documents and the applicable fee. The application forms are in Adobe Acrobat to ensure uniformity when printed. Applications are forms that may be filled in while on-line and then printed. 

To navigate in these forms, the cursor will turn into an I bar when in fields that may be typed or a hand over fields that may be checked. Tab will move to the next field, and shift-tab will move to the previous field. 

If you haven't installed Adobe Acrobat Reader, you need to in order to open these applications. 

Each form will open in a new window so that minimizing or closing the form will bring you back to this page.

Permits:

 

Variances:

 

Septic Variances:

 

Fees:

  

 

Maps are in PDF or JPG format. These may take a few minutes to open depending your connection speed.
It is recommended that you right click on the map title or map image and click "Save Target as" or "Save Link as".

Most of these maps are available in larger sizes up to 36" x 60" for a nominal cost. Please contact the GIS Department at gis_support@custercountygov.com or stop in at the Zoning Office.

Maps

Airport Conical Zone

Home Occupations

 
 
 
 
 

CUSTER COUNTY

Colorado

Contact Us

Tel: 719-783-4207
(This number is for the
Custer County Building)

 

Address

205 S 6th St, Westcliffe, CO 81252