- Community and Economic Development
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- Administrative Review Projects
Administrative Review Projects
Administrative Review Projects are reviewed and acted on by staff. Generally, they do not require a public hearing.
Use the tabs below to find out if your project is an Administrative Review Project that requires a Land Use Change Permit or not.
The following types of projects are classified as Administrative Review Projects that require Land Use Change Permits as described in Section 5-102: Projects Classified as Administrative Review Projects That Require Land Use Change Permits of the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution (PDF).
Primary Residence 5,000 SQ. FT. or Less, in Existing Platted Subdivision
A primary residence smaller than 5,000 sq. ft., located within an existing platted subdivision. The residence may include an attached garage, which shall be calculated in the total square footage allowed for the residence. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Primary Residence 5,000 SQ. FT. or Less and Aggregate Square Footage 7,000 SQ. FT. or Less
A residential living area (one single-family residence, and any combination of a primary single-family residence, an integrated secondary residence, a detached secondary residence) and a garage attached to a residence 5,000 sq. ft. or less (excluding from the calculation horse/hay sheds less than 500 sq. ft., one 200 sq. ft. storage shed, and a private greenhouse) and accessory structures or secondary use structures with an aggregate of 7,000 sq. ft. or less on one parcel, pursuant to LUR Section 13-105: Residential Building Sizes and Lot Coverages. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Multiple Family Residence 10,000 SQ. FT. Or Less
A multiple family residence 10,000 sq. ft. or less. The multiple family residence may include an attached garage(s), which shall be calculated in the total square footage allowed for the residence, pursuant to Section 13-105: Residential Building Sizes and Lot Coverages. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Aggregate Square Footage 12,500 SQ. FT. Or Less for Multiple Family Residence(s)
An aggregate of 12,500 sq. ft. or less of residential living area and/or accessory structures and/or secondary use structures, pursuant to Section 13-105: Residential Building Sizes and Lot Coverages. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Secondary Structures and Uses
The following secondary structures and uses, pursuant to Section 9-101: D: Secondary Structures and Uses That Require a Land Use Change Permit:
- Integrated Secondary Residence Larger than 1,200 SQ. FT.
- Detached Secondary Residence on a Legal Lot
- Secondary Structure Intended Only for Sleeping: A secondary structure that is to be used only for sleeping facilities, shall not include a kitchen and shall meet the requirements of Section 9-101: E: Standards for Development of a Secondary Detached Residence or Secondary Structure Intended for Sleeping.
- More Than One Home Occupation: More than one home occupation, pursuant to Section 9-102: Home Occupations.
Mobile Home Not in a Mobile Home Community
A mobile home proposed to be located on an individual parcel of land not in a mobile home community, but adjacent to a subdivision whose protective covenants do not address, or expressly prohibit mobile homes within the subdivision, pursuant to Section 9-201: Individual Manufactured and Mobile Homes. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Boundary Line Adjustment
An application to adjust the lot line between adjacent parcels or lots in platted approved subdivisions when the adjustment is in compliance with Section 5-103: Standards for Approval of Administrative Review Projects. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Repair of Existing Distribution Lines
Repair of existing distribution lines located substantially within an existing utility easement. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Alteration of Approved Building Envelopes
Alterations of building envelopes on lots that were approved as an element of a Land Use Change Permit. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Subdivision Exemption to “Validate” an Existing Lot
Pursuant to C.R.S. 30-28-101 (10) (d)., the “validation” of a lot that existed prior to the effective date of this Resolution, but did not exist before September 27, 1972 and has not been reviewed and approved by the County as a legally subdivided lot (“legal lot”). _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Expansion or Change of Commercial or Industrial Use to Total Size of 5,000 SQ. FT. or One Acre or Less
Expansion or change of a commercial or industrial use existing as of the effective date of this Resolution, when the expansion will result in the use having a total size of less than 5,000 sq. ft. of a structure, or one acre of land. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Plat for Approved Condominiums/Townhome Project
A constructed condominium or townhome Project, or individual phase of a condominium or townhome Project, for which a Land Use Change Permit has been approved for the overall development. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Limited Mineral Exploration
Limited mineral exploration (activities related to proving up a patented mining claim pursuant to federal law), as addressed in Section 9-402: C.3: Limited Mineral Exploration. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Underground Mineral Exploration
An application for underground mineral exploration for operations existing as of the effective date of this Resolution, as addressed in Section 9-402: D: Extension and Expansion of Current Underground Mineral Exploration Required to File Notice of Activity. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Extraction of Construction Materials
Extraction of construction materials that generates more than 300 cubic yards, per Section 9-402: C. 1: Limited Construction Material Extraction. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Construction of a Driveway on a Vacant Parcel of Land Prior to Issuance of a Building or On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Permit
The construction of a driveway on vacant land prior to the issuance of a building or on-site wastewater treatment system permit., excluding agricultural or temporary access permits. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Non-Commercial Use of Helicopter for Access to Private Property
The non-commercial use of a helicopter solely for the use by the property owner for access to private property. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Amendment or Termination of Subdivision Covenants
Amendment or termination of subdivision covenants, for covenants approved as part of the subdivision approval by Gunnison County.
The following types of projects are classified as Administrative Review Projects that Do Not Require Land Use Change Permits as described in Section 4-102: Projects Classified as Administrative Review Projects That Do Not Require Land Use Change Permits of the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution (PDF).
Other Required Permits
Even though these projects may not require a Land Use Change Permit, they may require other permits from Gunnison County, such as: a Building Permit, an On-site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Permit, an Access Permit, Reclamation Permit, or other county permits. Such projects must comply with all the other requirements of the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution (PDF).
Exempt Primary Residence Smaller Than 5,000 SQ. FT.
A primary residence smaller than 5,000 sq. ft. that is exempted by Section 1-106: Partially Exempted Land Use Changes. The residence may include an attached garage, which shall be calculated in the total square footage allowed for the residence. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Secondary Structures and Uses
The following secondary structures and uses, pursuant to Section 9-101: C: Secondary Structures and Uses That Do Not Require a Land Use Change Permit:
- Barns and Other Agricultural Buildings on an Agricultural Operation: A barn or other agricultural building used in conjunction with an agricultural operation.
- Fences: Fences, which shall comply with Section 13-113: Fencing.
- Gardens and Greenhouses: Private non-commercial gardens and greenhouses.
- One 200 SQ. FT. Storage Shed: One storage shed 200 sq. ft. or smaller is permitted without obtaining a building permit, when a single-family residence has been legally permitted on the property.
- Barns in Approved Subdivisions: Barns located in approved subdivisions in which there are adopted protective covenants that allow barns and that have been approved by Gunnison County.
- Gardens and Greenhouses that are Home Occupations: Gardens and greenhouses that are home occupations created and operated pursuant to Section 9-102: Home Occupations.
- Pools and Recreational Facilities: Private swimming pools and private recreation facilities associated with a primary residence, and not part of a private club or membership group.
- Integrated Secondary Residence Smaller than 1,200 SQ. FT. on Any Legal Lot: An integrated secondary residence smaller than 1,200 sq. ft. in a primary residence on any legal lot that meets the standards pursuant to Section 9- 101: F: Standards for Integrated Secondary Residence.
- One Home Occupation: One home occupation, pursuant to Section 9-102: Home Occupations.
Camping in a recreational vehicle or other camping shelter on an individual parcel pursuant to Section 9-509: Camping on Individual Parcels. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
A special event, pursuant to Section 9-501: Special Events. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Temporary structures, pursuant to Section 9-502: Temporary Structures. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Satellite dishes, pursuant to Section 9-503: Satellite Dish Devices. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Attached Wireless Telecommunications Device
Pursuant to Section 9-504: Attached Wireless Telecommunications Devices _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Keeping of Livestock Not on an Agricultural Operation
Keeping of livestock not on an agricultural operation, pursuant to Section 9-508: Keeping of Livestock Not on an Agricultural Operation. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Site Approval Application for Water Supply or Wastewater Treatment System
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s site approval application for a proposed expansion or alteration of an existing wastewater treatment system. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Distribution or Service Line to Primary Residence
A distribution or service line providing service to a single primary residence, multiple family residences, or other residence that would not otherwise require a Land Use Permit under the requirements of this Resolution. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Alteration and Repair of Existing Service Lines or Distribution Lines
Conversion of above-ground distribution lines or service lines to underground distribution or service lines located substantially within an existing utility easement.
Lot Cluster applications are reviewed and approved at the staff level and forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for their consideration at a regularly scheduled meeting. When clustering your lots, you will complete both the Application to Combine Existing Parcels of Real Property and the Lot Cluster Agreement and Declaration.
For more information or any questions about lot clustering, contact the Community Development Department at 970-641-0360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to cluster lots, you are required to contact the utility providers in your area and have them vacate the utility easements.
The Lot Cluster information sheet includes the contact information for the utility companies.
Application and Information
Gunnison County permits a subdivision exemption to "validate" an existing lot. Pursuant to C.R.S. 30-28-101 (10) (d)., the exemption permits the "validation" of a lot that existed prior January 8, 2001 (the effective date of the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution), but did not exist before September 27, 1972 and has not been reviewed and approved by the county as a legally subdivided lot, called a"legal lot."
The action is classified as an Administrative Review Project, that is reviewed by the staff and presented to the Board of County Commissioners for signature.
There is no public hearing.
- Subdivision Exemption Information (PDF)
- Review this document on the required information to apply for a subdivision exemption