COMMUNITY & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES


THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT HAS MOVED TO THE TOP FLOOR OF THE COUNTY BUILDING. IT IS THE FIRST DOOR ON YOUR LEFT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, FIRST DESK ON YOUR LEFT New Number: 303-621-3135

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ELBERT COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROJECT -- Please visit this page to GET INVOLVED!

The Community & Development Services Department
or CDS is a multi-faceted organization overseeing all land development activities within Elbert County. The Department administers and guides the building, zoning, planning and surface activities related to the physical growth, development and preservation of the County and its resources. An overall goal is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of Elbert County citizens. 

Specific plans, policies, regulations and standards that guide CDS’s activities are established by the Board of Commissioners, with recommendation by the Planning Commission. 

Elbert County is "zoned and regulated." The Planning Department processes all requests to Re-Zone, Subdivide or conduct Special Use by Review requests on property in Elbert County. All properties in Elbert County must have appropriate zoning and/or subdivision approval, prior to development occurring or building permits being issued. No parcel may be legally created smaller than 35 acres without going through a subdivision process.

We strive to provide complete information and a timely response to all requests and applications. We always welcome your feedback on how we can improve our service to you. Please let us know.

Our Mission is to provide quality service in a knowledgeable, informative and courteous manner to our customers.

CDS Responsibilities:

  • 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 most land uses.
  • Issuing special use permits, land use change permits, and a variety of other more specialized permits.
  • Provide professional consulting, support, coordination and regulation development services to the county to create a prosperous, productive and healthy community.

Contact:

Location:                 215 Comanche St.                                                                                                               
                                 Kiowa, CO 80117         

Hours:
                      7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m Monday through Thursday

Mailing address:     PO Box 7 (USPS) - 215 Comanche St. (UPS/FEDEX)                                                                                    
                                  Kiowa, CO 80117

Phone number:            303-621-3136

Building Dept.Phone: 303-621-3135

Fax number:                303-621-3165

CDS STAFF CONTACTS

Kyle Fenner - CDS Director
Kyle.Fenner@ElbertCounty-co.gov

Tracey Aaron -- CDS Technical Coordinator
Tracey.Aaron@ElbertCounty-co.gov

BUILDING DEPARTMENT STAFF CONTACTS

Faith Mehrer – Building Department Administrator
LOCATED ON THE UPPER FLOOR OF THE COUNTY BUILDING
303-621-3135
Faith.Mehrer@ElbertCounty-co.gov

Chris Kelley -- Building Inspector
Chris.Kelley@ElbertCounty-co.gov

Code complaints should be made by email, "snail-mail" or in person.