Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

Dwellings/Residential Uses

The most common type of dwelling in unincorporated Larimer County is a single family home. Many of Larimer County's zoning districts allow one single family dwelling as the main use on a property. Generally, only one main dwelling (such as a single family home) is allowed per parcel, regardless of the parcel size. All other buildings on the property must be accessory buildings for the use of the people who live there.

Questions about residential uses often include topics such as residential occupancy (the number of unrelated people who can live in a single family dwelling), options for having a second home or guest quarters on a property, and rental of dwellings. Click on the buttons below for more information on dwellings and residential uses in unincorporated Larimer County.

If you would like more specific information or if you have a question that's not answered here, please contact the Larimer County Planning Department at 970-498-7679 or send us email.

Common Questions

Additional Resources and Information

Larimer County Zoning Information - For links to zoning district descriptions and allowed uses.

Larimer County Assessor - For information about vaulation and assessment of property and access to on-line property records and maps.

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