Planning & Zoning
Planning and Zoning Staff perform development review on projects big and small to ensure compliance with Aspen's Land Use Code. From large multifamily housing, commercial, or lodge projects, to the development of a new single family home, to the addition of a new fence or hot tub, Staff works to make sure that established community values are maintained, and possible conflicts with neighboring properties are minimized.
The City of Aspen Planning and Zoning Divisions offer general assistance on land use questions through “Planner of the Day.” This is the best starting point for inquiries about development options for properties within the City, and land use approvals that may be required. For questions related to building code, permit status and process, please contact the Builder of the Day.
Planner of the Day is available through the following channels:
Please refrain from submitting your inquiry multiple times or through both voicemail and email. You should expect to receive at least an initial acknowledgment of the question, or a request for clarification within 24 hours. A full answer to the inquiry may take extra time, depending on complexity.
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The information or opinions provide by the Planner of the Day or Builder of the Day services are advisory in nature only and are not binding in the City of Aspen. If applicable, the information and opinions provided are based on current zoning, which is subject to change in the future, and upon factual representations that may or may not be accurate. The opinions and information provided do not create a legal or vested right or any claim of detrimental reliance.
Long-Range Planning focuses on amendments to the regulations in the Land Use Code and “big picture” policy development to support City Council and community goals. The Aspen Area Community Plan is the City’s primary policy document. Long-Range Planning also collaborates with other City departments to support their planning and outreach efforts.
The City of Aspen places a premium on public input and participation to develop community policies and regulations. Aspen Community Voice is the City’s web-based tool for gathering public input on a wide range of City policies, code amendments and initiatives. We always welcome your feedback.
The 2012 Aspen Area Community Plan, a product of extensive community conversation about Aspen's past, present, and future, established desired policy outcomes in shaping the City's social, natural, and built environments.
For more information, please contact Haley Hart - Long Range Planner
Title 26: Land Use Code is one portion of the City Municipal Code - development is required to comply with all portions of the City Municipal Code.
Although every effort has been made to keep this online code as current as possible, please check with the Planning Department to ensure that specific code sections are accurate.