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.
EPC Engage is an industry-focused workshop series created with our partners in mind. This series is intended to provide a more in-depth look into what the County does, how we do it, and why we do it. More specifically, the goal of EPC Engage is to help our industry partners learn more about the land development process, give you an opportunity to hear from and connect with different department experts, and ultimately help all our partners become more comfortable working with the County.
While workshops will be hosted by El Paso County Planning and Community Development, they will feature many other County departments and local partner agencies in an effort to provide well-rounded and worthwhile presentations, as well as meaningful opportunities to work with the industry on improvements to the County’s regulations and processes
EPC Engage workshops will happen on a recurring basis on the last Wednesday of every other month. For more information on upcoming EPC Engage workshops, what topics will be covered and how to attend, please visit the EPC Engage website here.
EPC Community Engage is a community-focused workshop series launched by the El Paso County Planning and Community Development Department in 2021 to provide a more in-depth look into what the County does, how we do it, and why. More specifically, the Planning and Community Development Department wants to help our residents learn more about the land use and planning processes, how they can benefit from them and what tools and programs are available to our residents.
To learn more about EPC Community Engage and which workshops the County will be offering to residents in 2021, please visit the EPC Community Engage website here.
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