Administrative Review Projects
Administrative Review Projects are reviewed and acted on by staff. They generally do not require a public hearing.
Projects that require permits and those that do not are identified in the below tabbed section.
- Administrative Review Application (PDF)
- Administrative Review Information (PDF)
- Administrative Review Process (PDF)
The following types of projects are classified as Administrative Review Projects that require Land Use Change Permits; sections refer to sections within the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution:
Aggregate Residential 12,500 Square Feet or Less
On one parcel the aggregate square footage of structures less than 12,500 square feet. This is excluding from the calculation of horse / hay sheds less than 500 square feet, one 120 square feet storage shed, and a private greenhouse.
Residential Living Area 9,000 Square Feet or Less
9,000 or less square feet of residential living area. A one single-family residence, or any combination of a primary single-family residence, an integrated secondary residence, and / or a detached secondary residence allowed by Section 9-101: Uses Secondary to a Primary Residence.
A garage or garages that together are no larger than 1,000 square feet and that are attached to the primary residence.
Alteration of Approved Building Envelopes
Alterations of building envelopes on lots that were approved as an element of a Land Use Change Permit.
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.
An application to correct a technical error in a subdivision plat that has been approved and recorded.
Expansion or Change of Commercial or Industrial Use - 5,000 Square Feet or One Acre or Less
Expansion or change of a commercial or industrial use existing as of the effective date of the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution (January 8, 2001), when the expansion will result in the use having a total size of less than 5,000 square feet of a structure, or one acre of land.
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.
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.
An application to eliminate the lot lines separating adjacent lots that are commonly owned.
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 9-202: Individual Manufactured and Mobile Homes.
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.
Primary Residence 10,000 Square Feet or Less - Existing Platted Subdivision
A primary residence 10,000 square feet or less, 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.
Repair of Existing Distribution Lines
Repair of existing distribution lines located substantially within an existing utility easement.
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:
- Detached secondary residence 2,500 square feet or smaller on legal lot: A detached secondary residence of 2,500 square feet or less, located on a legal lot smaller than 35 acres.
- Detached secondary residence 3,500 square feet on 35 acre or larger tract: A detached secondary residence of 3,500 sq. ft. or less, located on a tract of land 35-acres or larger.
- Horse / hay shed larger than 500 square feet on parcel one acre or larger: A horse / hay shed larger than 500 square feet, for sheltering horses or other livestock or for storing hay, on a parcel one acre or larger, that is not part of an agricultural operation.
- Integrated secondary residence 851-1, 200 square feet on a 35 acre tract created after effective date of resolution: An integrated secondary residence 1,200 square feet or smaller in a primary residence on a 35 acre tract created after the effective date of this resolution.
- More than one home occupation: More than one home occupation, pursuant to Section 9-102: Home Occupations.
- Secondary structure intended only for sleeping and has no kitchen: A secondary structure without a kitchen that is to be used only for sleeping facilities. It shall comply with the requirements of the Gunnison County Individual Sewage Disposal System Regulations.
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".
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.
The following Administrative Review Projects may require a Building Permit, an Individual Sewage Disposal System Permit, an Access Permit, Reclamation Permit, or other county permits, but do not require an additional Land Use Change Permit; such projects must comply with all the other requirements of the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution.
Alteration and Repair of Existing Service or Distributions Lines
Conversion of above-ground distribution lines or service lines to underground distribution or service lines located substantially within an existing utility easement.
Attached Wireless Telecommunications Device
Attached wireless telecommunications device, pursuant to Section 9-504: Attached Wireless Telecommunications Devices.
Camping in a recreational vehicle or other camping shelter on an individual parcel pursuant to Section 9-509: C: No Land Use Change Permit Required For Camping in a Recreational Vehicle or other Camping Shelter on an Individual Parcel.
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 the Gunnison County Land Use Resolution.
Exempt Primary Residence 10,000 Square Feet or Less
A primary residence 10,000 square feet or less 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.
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.
Satellite dishes, pursuant to Section 9-503: Satellite Dish Devices.
Secondary Structures & 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.
- 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.
- Detached garage and / or shop 750 square feet or smaller: A detached garage or shop, or combination of those uses in one structure, 750 square feet or smaller.
- Gardens and greenhouses: Private non-commercial gardens and greenhouses.
- Gardens and greenhouses that are home occupations: Gardens and greenhouses that are home occupations created and operated pursuant to Section 9-102: Home Occupations.
- Horse / hay shed 500 square feet or smaller on any size parcel: A horse / hay shed 500 square feet or smaller for sheltering horses or other livestock, or for storing hay, that is not part of an agricultural operation.
- One 120 square feet storage shed on one-acre or larger parcel: One storage shed 120 square feet or smaller, on a parcel one acre or larger.
- One home occupation: One home occupation, pursuant to Section 9-102: Home Occupations.
- One storage shed 120 square feet or smaller on parcel smaller than one acre: One storage shed, 120 square feet or smaller, on a parcel smaller than one acre.
- Pools and recreation facilities: Private swimming pools and private recreation facilities associated with a primary residence, and not part of a private club or membership group.
- Two fences: Fences, which shall comply with Section 13-113: Fencing.
- Two storage sheds 120 square feet on one acre or larger parcel: Two storage sheds, each no larger than 120 square feet, on a parcel one acre or larger.
- Integrated secondary residence 600 - 850 square feet on any legal lot: An integrated secondary residence 600 - 850 square feet in a primary residence on any legal lot that meets the standards pursuant to Section 9- 101: Fax: Standards for Integrated Secondary Residence.
A special event, pursuant to Section 9-501: Special Events.
Temporary structures, pursuant to Section 9-502: Temporary Structures.
To Combine Lots
To combine adjacent lots, contact the Community Development Department at 970-641-0360. Application and Agreement forms found in Related Documents
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 Gunnison County, Colorado.
You are required to contact the utility providers in your area and have them vacate the utility easements.
Lot Cluster information can be found in the related documents, it includes the contact information for the utility companies.
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