Community and Economic Development


The mission of the Community and Economic Development Department is to provide land use, building and environmental health services to property owners, developers and all community members so they can achieve a balance of economic development and environmental protection.

The Gunnison County Community and Economic Development Department includes: 

  • Current Planning (land use permitting)
  • Oil and Gas Projects
  • Long Range Planning
  • Building
  • Environmental Health
  • Licensing -Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Testing

Brush Creek Road Workforce Housing Project- the Continued Joint Public Hearing has been postponed to:

June 1, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.,  the Gunnison County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners will conduct a continued joint public hearing on the proposed Brush Creek Road Workforce Housing Project.  The continued joint public hearing  will be conducted in the Gunnison County Courthouse, 2nd floor, 200 E. Virginia, Gunnison, Co.

View the Community Development planning file
View the Background of the Brush Creek Parcel Memo
View the Community Development Staff Report                                                              View the Sketch Plan Staff Presentation   

View the 2nd Sketch Plan Supplement

 View the Sketch Plan Supplement

View the Sketch Plan Revised Maps

You may submit written comments at All comments will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners and the Planning Commissioners.

Commissions Facilitated by Community Development

Information about these volunteer groups that includes minutes, agendas and lists of current members. The Community Development Department provides the staffing for each of these groups:

Customer Service Survey

Customer Service SurveyThe Community Development Staff would really appreciate your thoughts. 

Permit Database

Click the Permit Database ( in the column to the left ), to view all of the Community Development Department's types of PERMITS & PROJECTS

Department Responsibilities

The department is primarily responsible for:

  • Ensuring that land uses within the county are developed and maintained in compliance with the county's adopted codes and regulations
  • Overseeing permit reviews for those uses
  • Issuing building permits, on-site wastewater treatment system permits, land use change permits, and a variety of other more specialized permits
  • Provide professional consulting, facilitation, and code development services to the county to create a high performing, prosperous, interconnected community


Copies of regulations are available online and/or in hard copy from the Community Development Department.

Agencies & Resources: Information Related to Land Use Planning

Please browse our helpful links page.

Determining Site Specific Details About Your Property using the County Mapping Information

Please use this link to access mapping instructions.

One Valley Prosperity Project

**Additional information and resources related to the One Valley Prosperity Project regional and economic information.

Gunnison County Economics Indicators Report