Planning and Community Development
The Planning and Community Development Department provides a full range of planning and land use review services, as well as construction inspections and enforcement of the land development code and County ordinances.
The County Master Plan Workshop, December 11 @ 6:00 P.M, 2880 International Circle, CO Springs, CO
El Paso County Electronic Development Application Review
EDARP (Electronic Development Application Review Program) provides online access to development applications in El Paso County.
- Allows the public to view online, both active and archived development applications
- Enables a registered applicant login access to their application review project(s)
- Applicants can initiate both major and minor developments applications
- Initiate Early Assistance Meeting (EA) for a Major Application
- Land Use Applications
- Permit Applications
The BoCC shall appoint a Planning Commission. The Planning Commission shall consist of 9 commission members. Each member shall be a resident of El Paso County. The Planning Commission shall meet twice a month or as often as deemed necessary for the transaction of business. The authority of the Planning Commission to conduct its activities, the process for appointment, and the terms of its members are provided in the bylaws of the Planning Commission and by State Statute. The Planning Commission may adopt policies and procedures as it may consider necessary or advisable to discharge its statutory functions, and it shall keep a record of its proceedings.
All decisions of the Planning Commission constitute a recommendation to the BoCC, except those relating to the Master Plan, approval of location, and site approval applications. The Planning Commission, through the authority granted to it by the BoCC and State Statute, is empowered to do the following with respect to administration of this Code.
The BoCC shall appoint a Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment is established by resolution of the BoCC pursuant to State Statutes. The Board of Adjustment shall consist of 5 members. Each member shall be a legal resident of El Paso County. The Board of Adjustment shall meet once a month or as often as necessary for the transaction of its business. The meetings shall be noticed and open to the public.. The affirmative vote of at least 4 members is required for any action by the Board of Adjustment regarding an appeal or application.
The Board of Adjustment shall hear and determine appeals of general relief decisions and dimensional variances in accordance with this Code the Procedures Manual, or as established by Colorado law. Decisions of the Board of Adjustment may not be appealed to the BoCC, but shall be appealed pursuant to State Statute and State Rules of Civil Procedure. The Board of Adjustment, through the authority granted to it by C.R.S. §30-28-117 and C.R.S. §30-28-118 and this Code, is empowered to do the following with respect to administration of this Code.
Planning and Community Development
Your initial contact, whether by telephone, e-mail or in person, will be with administrative staff trained to ask questions so that you may be directed to the staff person whose expertise is required to assist you. Many questions may be answered with just the first telephone call. To e-mail us click on the e-mail link on the left side of this page.
Telephone: (719) 520-6300
Address: 2880 International Circle, Suite 110 – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910
Fax: (719) 520-6695
Other Useful Telephone Numbers
El Paso County Board of County Commissioners (719) 520-7276
El Paso County Assessor (719) 520-6600
El Paso County Clerk & Recorder (719) 520-6202
El Paso County Treasurer (719) 520-7900
El Paso County Department of Public Works (719) 520-6460
El Paso County Fire Marshall (719) 575-8407
Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (719) 327-2880
Colorado Springs Planning & Community Development (719) 385-5905
Colorado Springs Code Enforcement (719) 444-7891