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Zoning Official - Denise Chavez

Second Floor Courthouse
150 Ash Avenue
Akron, CO 80720
(970)345-2701 ext 234
(970)345-2702 Fax

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The Washington County Land Use Office administers the permits for the unincorporated portion of the County for buildings and structures as well as changes in land use.  Regular meeting time is the third Monday in the month at 7:00 p.m. in the old courtroom at the courthouse. (Date is subject to change.)

Board Members
Jeremy Shook
Allen Hussey
JoNell Mollohan  
Deanna L. Schrock
Renee’ Koch
Steve Diamond
Rodney Palser
Fred Raish
Kate Kenney
Tony Wells (ex officio)
Leland Willeke (ex officio)
Lea Ann Laybourn (ex officio)


Building Permits are Required For

Land Use Applications

Land Use applications go to the Planning Commission for approval before they are approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

Washington County Marijuana Ordinance

Additional Forms

These are general guidelines. Always call the Commissioner’s Office at (970)345-2701 (Planning and Zoning) for specific information.

Request for Address – needed for new address either for new building or location site for 911 emergency such as pump station or electrical substation.

Road Access Permit

Road Cut / Right of Way Permit

Example of Signature Block for Mylar Only

Vacation of Roadways Petition