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104 Crestone Avenue
Room 125
P.O. Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

719.530.5566 (phone)
719.530.9208 (fax)

As of July 5th, 2022

Salida Office

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Planning Commission & Pending Land Use Applications

Chaffee County Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of nine members, selected and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, serving three year terms. The Planning Commission reviews land use applications for compliance with County regulations and makes recommendations on those applications to the Board of Commissioners.  The Planning Commission is also charged with the responsibility of reviewing and updating the County Comprehensive Plan and works with staff to develop policies and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on regulation and policy changes. 

Board Members as of Sept 28, 2022 are: Bill Baker, Marjo Curgus, Thomas Doumas,  JoAnne Allen, Chip Mortimer, Hank Held, Bill Manshiem, and Sara Anderson. 

Regular meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the agenda.  Work Sessions vary in beginning time but will be noted on the agenda.  Please see agendas for meeting places.  Agendas are also posted on the Home Page

Please note that it is inappropriate to personally contact individual County Commissioners or Planning Commission members while an application is pending.  Such contact is considered ex parte communication and will have to be disclosed as part of the public hearing on the matter.  If you have any concerns, you should contact staff, write a letter or present your concerns at the public meeting so you comments can be made part of the record.

On September 10, 2019, the Board of Commissioner adopted the Chaffee County Public Meeting Policies and Procedures Policy.  This document is to insure consistency, uniformity and efficiency in scheduling agenda items for public meetings of the Chaffee County Commissioners and to ensure public hearing boards and the public have sufficient time to become informed about public hearing items.  Guide to Speaking at Public Hearings

Meeting Dates, Times, and Agendas

Please visit the meetings calendar on the website home page at Click on the meeting of interest to view the agenda. Click on the meeting "more details" to open the meeting and access any attachments.

Planning Commission meetings may be joined via Zoom:

Join Meeting or call in at 1-669-900-6833 using Meeting ID # 432 829 0633

2022 Meeting Dates

Temporary Moratorium on Certain Land Use Applications

The Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously voted to adopt a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of certain types of land use applications, effective June 7th, 2022. The hiatus on acceptance of applications, adopted via Resolution 2022-41 at the BOCC’s regular meeting on June 7th, will allow for the county to ensure focus on the on-going Land Use Code (LUC) update project and support long-term land use decisions that are in alignment with the standards and procedures to be considered within the updated LUC. This pause on acceptance of development applications also gives the County opportunity to work on developing water adequacy standards for proposed land use reviews, while it also pursues more comprehensive studies evaluating water adequacy and availability for long-range planning. Read more at 

Pending Land Use Applications:

Limited Impact Notice of Decision Letters are posted on the Public Notices Page

Please review agendas and items posted to and for upcoming Land Use Applications.

      To search for an application, visit enter the term in the "Keywords or Phrase" box in the upper left hand corner. You may limit the date range by entering starting date to ending date, however a date range is not required. Click "GO" to launch the search.

     Within the results, click on tabs "Agenda Items," "Agenda Files," and/or "Attachments" to link to access the agenda with the attachments of interest. Clicking on the hyperlinked  meeting name will open the agenda and all of the attachments associated with the application and hearing.

***For ALL PUBLIC COMMENT on land use issues for both the Planning Commission and the Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners, please go to and submit your comments by clicking on the topic of interest.***

If you have difficulty finding an item of interest or would benefit from assistance of any kind, please reach out to or 719.539.2218.

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