The Planning Department is responsible for advising the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission and the public on land use and development issues. The Planning staff oversees development applications and amendments to the county Land Use Code and county Master Plans.

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Applying for a Permit

All planning permits and licenses, such as development permits, short term rentals, land use applications and marijuana permits, can be obtained using SmartGov.

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Fees and Short Term Rentals Information

  1. Open House scheduled for October 10 in Norwood

    San Miguel County’s Planning Department is hosting Open House to gather public input on solar and other major utility projects as it develops new Land Use Code regs. It is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lone Cone Library in Norwood. Read on...
  2. East End Master Plan Draft Released

    San Miguel County Planning Department officials and consultants, Design Workshop, have announced the release of the latest draft of the East End Master Plan, a planning and vision document that has been in the works since last fall. Read on...
  3. Good news for workforce housing

    At today’s regular meeting of the San Miguel Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the board unanimously approved a rezone of land in Ilium Valley that will facilitate housing for the area workforce. Read on...
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