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Planning and Development
Planning and Development
Sid Fox, AICP
Planning Director

Kristy Rowan
Deputy Zoning Administrator

Sarah Hutchins
Planner/GIS Specialist

215 West Buffalo
Suite 336
Rawlins, WY  82301

Ph: (307) 328-2651
Fx: (307) 328-2735

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What we do:
    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.
The staff also provides administrative and technical support to the Planning & Zoning Commission, including implementation of the Carbon County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
    The staff strives to provide complete and accurate information to the Planning & 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 - Request For Proposals - Natural Resource Management Plan
Please click here to view, download, or print the Carbon County - Request For Proposals - Natural Resource Management Plan.

Carbon County, Wyoming, will accept Request for Proposals for preparation of the Carbon County Natural Resource Management Plan until 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 31, 2019. 

Proposals are being solicited from qualified land planning or public lands consultants to conduct research and develop a Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) for Federal Lands in Carbon County consistent with relevant Wyoming law, including Wyo. Stat. §9-4-218 and criteria for county natural resource plans established by Wyoming Governor Gordon’s office. The successful consulting firm will work closely with the Board of County Commissioners (Board), selected Carbon County staff (staff) and the public through the plan development process.

Printed copies may be requested by contacting the Carbon County Planning Department.   

Any questions relating to this Request for Proposals may be directed to:  Sid Fox, Planning Director, by mail to:  Carbon County Planning Department, Carbon Building, 215 West Buffalo Street, Suite 336, Rawlins, WY  82301; email to:  or phone at 307-328-2614.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission - Regular Meeting Notice
The Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission's regular meeting scheduled for Monday, January 6, 2020, at 10:00 A.M., Carbon Building, 3rd Floor-Room 368, located at 215 West Buffalo Street, Rawlins, WY.  If questions or concerns, please call the Carbon County Planning & Development Department at (307) 328-2651.

Carbon County 2019 Fee Schedule
Please click here to view, download, or print the Carbon County 2019 Fee Schedule.  Fees are effective July 1, 2019.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission 2020 Meeting Calendar
Please click here to view, download, or print the Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission 2020 Meeting Calendar.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure
Please click here to view, download, or print the Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Carbon County Building Permits: Public Service Announcement/Notice

  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 require a building permit; however, dams, ditches, canals, water wells, tanks and fences less than 8 feet tall do not require a County Building Permit.   

  The Planning & 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.

  The Carbon County Building Permit Application form is now available on the Carbon County website at or you can call the Planning & Development Department at 307-328-2651.

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

  If you have need to obtain a well permit or have questions concerning individual water supply wells, please contact the Wyoming State Engineer Office at 307-777-6687.

Nuisance Resoultion
Please click here to view, download, or print the Nuisance Resolution No. 2010-10.

Carbon County, WY
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