Summit County Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for guiding the physical growth of Summit County in a manner that promotes the public interest. This is achieved through land use regulation, development review, long-range master planning and various special projects that aim to help sustain a viable community in Summit County.

Short Term Vacation Rentals & Moratorium

Summit County has adopted regulations for short term rentals located within unincorporated areas of Summit County: Short-Term Rental Information.

The Summit County BOCC approved a moratorium on the issuance of STR licenses within the Neighborhood Overlay Zone. For more information, please visit the STR Moratorium Page.

To report non-emergency issues at a short-term rental, please visit our STR Complaint page to see the options on how to file a complaint.

To sign up for our email list to receive notifications on STR regulations updates, as well as to take our survey to provide your comments and feedback, visit our Civil Space page here.

Planning Commission Meeting Information

Planning Commission meetings will continue as scheduled, remotely via an online meeting portal. Details for accessing meetings can be found on the specific meeting agenda which will be posted in the agenda center prior to the meeting. Meeting materials will be posted on the projects under review page.

Development Regulations

 
The Summit County Planning Department administers land use reviews in accordance with the regulations in the Summit County Land Use and Development Code and other associated documents. The Land Use and Development Code includes regulations related to zoning, permitted uses, accessory units, setbacks, height, lighting, landscaping, signs and other development standards. The Code includes provisions related to subdivisions, rezonings, conditional use permits, site plans, and other processes to facilitate changes to property and the development of property. Find more information on Summit County development regulations.

Interactive Mapping Tool – Find Your Zoning

 
To understand land-use regulations that pertain to a property, it is important to know the zoning.  View an interactive map (with a step-by-step guide) to determine the zoning for a property

Planning Department Review of Building Permits

 

The Planning Department reviews building permits for compliance with planning-related regulations. 

Property Information Search & Maps

Interactive Map

Development Process, Applications and Fees


The Planning Department processes six different classes of development review applications, ranging in review authority from Class 1 through Class 6. Find out about the development review process and associated fees for your project.

Master Plans


Summit County’s master plans set forth the goals, policies, and visions for the future of Summit County. These policies have a significant role in the review of subdivisions, rezonings, and other types of land use applications. The Planning Department is charged with updating the master plans on a periodic basis and works with the respective planning commission to adopt the updates to these plans.

Population Information


The Planning Department provides basic demographic information on Summit County’s permanent resident population, population growth rates, permanent resident characteristics, population history and population projections. Find Summit County population information.

Planning Commissions


Summit County has five planning commissions charged with review, approval and recommendation authority for various types of development. Learn more about Summit County’s planning commissions.