Summit County Planning Commissions

Summit County has five planning commissions charged with review, approval and recommendation authority for various types of development. Each of the four basins (Tenmile, Upper Blue, Lower Blue and Snake River) has its own planning commission, and there is one Countywide Planning Commission.

The Board of Adjustment considers variance applications to provide relief in cases of development hardships, as provided by Colorado State Statutes.

All board members are Summit County citizens appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

The Summit County Planning Department is inviting community minded citizens to apply for seats on the Lower Blue, Snake River, Tenmile, Upper Blue and Countywide Planning Commissions and the Summit County Board of Adjustment. The planning commissions and board of adjustment play an integral role in the land-use planning and development review process in the unincorporated areas of Summit County.

Applicants must be residents of Summit County for at least one year and reside in the basin in which they apply. Minimum commitments include one meeting per month and periodic site visits; monthly meetings are occasionally canceled when there is no business before the board or commission.

To apply for a seat on any of the Summit County planning commissions or the Board of Adjustment, applicants may fill out an online application. Alternatively, you may email a letter of interest, including your background and qualifications, to Dorothy Martinez. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. For additional information, contact Lindsay Hirsh at 970-668-4206.