Planning Commission & Pending Land Use Applications

Chaffee County Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of nine members, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Planning Commissioners serve 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.

Planning Commissioners for 2024 are: Sara Anderson, Bill Baker, Marjo Curgus (Vice-Chair), Greg Frost, Hank Held, Leslie Hylton-Hinga, Aaron Kindle, Chip Mortimer (Chair), and Tawny Peyton.

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

2024 Meeting Dates

The Planning Commission meets twice monthly - a Work Session/Land Use Code Special Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, and a Regular Meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. Planning Commission meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Agendas are posted on the Home Page.

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

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. 

The temporary moratorium was extended on November 15, 2022, by unanimous vote of the BOCC via Resolution 2022-74, until adoption of new Land Use Code provisions relating to land subdivision standards and land use change procedures.

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 for upcoming Land Use Applications.

To search for an application, visit and 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 submit your comments via email to the Planner identified on the agenda item.

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.

Chaffee County Government Technology Accessibility Statement: Chaffee County Government is committed to providing equitable access to our services to all Coloradans. Our ongoing accessibility effort works towards being in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria. We welcome your requests for accommodations and feedback about the accessibility of Chaffee County Government's online services. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers. Chaffee County Government is committed to responding as soon as possible to any outreach. Contact us via Phone: 719-539-2218; E-mail:; Main Address: 104 Crestone, Salida, CO 81201

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