COMMUNITY & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - PLANNING


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BUILDING DEPARTMENT New Number: 303-621-3135
The Building Department has moved.  It is now located on the top floor, the first door to your left at the top of the stairs in the administrative offices. Call the Building Department directly to avoid delays on your project!

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CURRENT PROJECTS OF INTEREST  
SUNDANCE SOLAR
INDEPENDENCE PROJECT INFORMATION (BOCC Staff Reports Posted 8/17/2017)
ELBERT COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROJECT (link to project web site) Please visit this page to GET INVOLVED!
Current Project List (updated monthly)


The Community & Development Services Department
or CDS is a multi-faceted organization overseeing all land development activities within Elbert County; the CDS Department no longer manages the Building Department. They are separate departments now. The CDS 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

CDS Phone number:            303-621-3136 This is an information-only line with a recorded message 
                                               Directing you to Planning or Building

                                               No voicemails should be left; they will not be checked nor calls returned.

Planning Phone Number: 303-621-3185 (Please do not call for building-related questions. Your call will be forwarded)

Building Dept.Phone: 303-621-3135 (Please do not call for planning-related questions. Your call will be forwarded)

Fax number:                303-621-3165

CDS/PLANNING STAFF CONTACTS
Kyle Fenner - CDS Director
Kyle.Fenner@ElbertCounty-co.gov

Tracey Aaron -- CDS Technical Coordinator
Tracey.Aaron@ElbertCounty-co.gov (Planning Only)

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

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