Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Department is primarily responsible for the administration of various land use regulations, including the Zoning Resolution and the Subdivision Regulations. The department also assigns rural addresses and responds to public nuisance complaints in unincorporated Carbon County.

Staff Duties

The staff also provides administrative and technical support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, including implementation of the Carbon County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

The staff strives to provide complete and accurate information to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners and the public so that informed decisions are made efficiently and effectively. Please give us a call if you have any questions concerning building permits, zoning, conditional use permits, subdivision or land use planning in Carbon County.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission - Regular Meeting Date

The regular meeting of the Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission’s is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. and will be by conference call only.  The conference call meeting is in response to Governor Gordons’ recent directives to protect public health and limit the spread of the the coronavirus (COVID-19).  The public is welcome to call in to participate.  For additional information, please call the Carbon County Planning Department at 307-328-2651.

Conference Call

United States: 1-408-650-3123
Access Code: 530-456-325

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Carbon County 2019 Fee Schedule

View, download, or print the Carbon County 2019 Fee Schedule (PDF). Fees are effective July 1, 2019.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission 2020 Meeting Calendar

View, download, or print the Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission 2020 Meeting Calendar.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission Rules of Practice & Procedure

View the Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (PDF).

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission Rules of Practice & Procedure-Proposed Amendments-06-01-2020

View the Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure-Proposed Amendments-06-01-2020 (PDF).

Carbon County Building Permits

Spring is in the air and many in Carbon County are planning their building projects. Carbon County requires a building permit for all construction that places new buildings or structures on the land: Pole barns, shops and garages.

Items That Do Not Require a Building Permit

  • Canals
  • Dams
  • Ditches
  • Fences less than 8 feet tall
  • Tanks
  • Water wells

Compliance

The Planning and Development Department will review the building permit application to determine compliance with County zoning and subdivision standards. If you have questions concerning building standards such as frost protection, plumbing, electrical or structural specifications, you should consult a qualified contractor, architect, or engineer.

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

If you have questions concerning septic tanks and individual wastewater disposal systems, please contact the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality at 307-777-6183.

Nuisance Resolution

View the Nuisance Resolution No. 2010-10 (PDF).

Town of Riverside-Carbon County MOU and Referral Boundary Map

Please click here to download the document and map.

Town of Encampment-Carbon County MOU and Referral Boundary Map

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Town of Saratoga-Carbon County MOU and Referral Boundary Map

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