County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open.
Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
Community Development Director
Robert "Terry" Gilbert, AICP Col. USA (ret)
200 W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Public office hours
(Monday, Wednesday - Friday)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Tues.) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fax: (970) 498-7667
Inspection request line
Public office hours
Rural Land Use Center,
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fax: (970) 498-7711
Community Development Division
Planning, Rural Land, Building, and Code Compliance
Working to add value to the lives of citizens and visitors by helping to maintain a high quality of life and a safe built environment.
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The Division is responsible for the administration of land use regulations, development review, building inspection and code enforcement in the unincorporated area of the County. Recognizing the broad range of issues that contribute to the quality of life in Larimer County, the Division carries out its responsibilities with increased emphasis on business development, community involvement and coordination of transportation planning.
Learn more about the services provided by the Community Development Division in this short video.
Larimer County Services: Community Development »
The Community Development Division administers land use regulations, development review, building inspection and code enforcement in the unincorporated area of the County.
Incorporated cities and towns in Larimer County are Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park, Berthoud, Wellington, Timnath, Johnstown and Windsor. Larimer County encourages cooperative partnerships with these communities.
The staff of the Larimer County Community Development Division is here to assist you with planning, building, and code-related questions.
The East Mulberry corridor area is one of several places in Larimer County that has a special area plan, recognizing its unique character, issues, and needs. Other special area plans are in place for Laporte, Red Feather Lakes, the Northwest (FC) Subarea, and the Fossil Creek Reservoir area.
Larimer County (shown in red) is located in north-central Colorado. The US Census indicates the population of Larimer County in July 2010 was 300,637.
Public participation in Larimer County's land use and building processes is encouraged and is one way that citizens can be involved in the decision-making that shapes our communities.
Larimer County covers 2,640 square miles, from irrigated farmlands and urban areas in the east to high mountain peaks in the west. Over 50% of the County is publicly owned, most of which is within Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Division-supported Boards and Commissions
The Community Development Division staff provides support for several of Larimer County's Boards and Commissions:
See the Boards and Commissions page for detailed information on other boards and commissions in Larimer County, including contact information for staff liasons and board members.