Applications / Permits

Planning Permits & Applications

The following table provides links to applications and checklists that explain how to go through each of the different processes. For further questions, please call (970) 375-4850. See Boards and Commissions for board details.

Project Type and ChecklistApplication TypeRequired Review
AbandonmentLand Use Application (PDF)
Requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council
New Accessory Dwelling Units (PDF) (ADUs)Land Use Application (PDF)
Affidavit of Owner-Occupancy (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning Department and public notice mailings and posting of the property.
Pre-Existing ADU
(Fee Schedule (PDF))
Land Use Application (PDF)
Age/Safety Affidavit (PDF)
Affidavit of Owner-Occupancy (PDF)
Owner-Occupancy Waiver Request (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning Department
Pre-Existing Duplex
(Fee Schedule (PDF))
Land Use Application (PDF)
Age/Safety Affidavit - Duplex (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning Department
Alterations Certificate for Historic Properties (AC)Alterations Certificate Application (PDF)Depending on the project, alterations certificates require either planning staff review or a public meeting before the Historic Preservation Board (HPB)
Annexation and Initial ZoningLand Use Application (PDF) and Annexation Petition (PDF)Requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council
Appeal (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)
Depending on the project, appeals require public meetings/hearings before the Design Review Board, Hist. Preservation Board, Parks and Rec Board, Board of Appeals, Planning Commission or City Council
Building Permit (PDF)Building Permit Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Building, Planning, and Engineering departments and other associated agencies (i.e. Durango Fire and Rescue Authority)
Change of Use (PDF)Change of Use Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning and Engineering Departments
Design Review for Commercial and Multi-Family Development
Design Review Application (PDF)
Depending on the project, design review requires either planning staff review or a public meeting before the Design Review Board (DRB)
Commercial Solar Installation (PDF)Design Review Application (PDF)
Depending on the visibility of the solar installation, solar reviews require either planning staff review or a public meeting before the Design Review Board (DRB)
Comprehensive Plan AmendmentLand Use Application (PDF)Requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council
Conditional Use Permit (CUP) (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)
Requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council
Established Neighborhood Alternative Compliance (ENAC)Land Use Application (PDF)
Depending on the project, alternative compliance review requires either planning staff review or a public meeting before the Established Neighborhood Design Review Board (ENDRB), or the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) if the property is located in the East Third Avenue Historic District
Fence/Wall Design Summary (PDF)Fence/Wall Application (PDF)
A Fence/Wall Permit must be obtained prior to construction or substantial modification of any fence/wall. If the fence/wall meets the applicable requirements, the permit can be issued administratively. If a variance or alternative compliance is required, the BOA or DRB will review and decide on the request.
Final Plat and Mylar RecordationLand Use Application (PDF)
Requires public meetings before the Planning Commission and City Council
Floodplain Management and Floodplain Development PermitsFloodplain Development Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning and Engineering Departments and other pertinent City departments and local agencies
Hillside DevelopmentLand Use Application (PDF)
Depending on the project, hillside development requires either Planning staff review or a public hearing before the Planning Commission and City Council
Home Occupation Special Use Permit (PDF) (Home Occ SUP)Home Occupation SUP Application (PDF)Requires a review by the Planning Department
Land Use and Development Code Text AmendmentLand Use Application (PDF)
Requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council
Landscaping
(not including single-family)
Land Use Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning, Engineering, Parks and Trails departments
Limited Use Permit (LUP) (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)Requires a review by the Planning Department and public notice mailings and posting of the property.
Marijuana Business (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)Requires a review by the Planning Department and public notice mailings and posting of the property.
Mobile Vending and Temporary Sales Structures Temporary Use Permit (TUP) (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)Requires a review by the Planning Department
Outdoor Lighting (PDF)
(not including single-family)
Land Use Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning and Engineering Departments
Planned Development (PD)Land Use Application (PDF)
Requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council
RezoneLand Use Application (PDF)
Requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council
River Corridor Overlay Zone Development (RCOZ) (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)
Depending on the project, development in the River Corridor Overlay Zone requires Design Review Board (DRB) review and either planning staff review or a public hearing before the Planning Commission and City Council
Sign Permit (PDF) (for information on sign permitting and allowances, please call the Community Development office at (970) 375-4850.Sign Permit Application (PDF)
Signs that meet all applicable requirements can be approved administratively by the Planning Department.
Site Plan ReviewLand Use Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning and Engineering Departments and other pertinent City departments and associated agencies
Special Use Permit (SUP) (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning Department
Subdivision, minorLand Use Application (PDF)
Requires public meetings before the Planning Commission and City Council
Subdivision, majorLand Use Application (PDF)
Requires public meetings before the Planning Commission and City Council
Temporary Use Permit (PDF)Temporary Use Permit Application (PDF)
Requires a review by the Planning Department
Vacation Rental (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)Requires a review by the Planning Department
Variance (PDF)Land Use Application (PDF)
Depending on the project, variances require public meetings/hearings before the Design Review Board, Board of Appeals, Planning Commission or City Council