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Land Use Code

Proposed Amendments to the Land Use Code

The Land Use Code is a living document that requires periodic housekeeping amendments to make it function properly. Housekeeping amendments are those changes to the code that correct an omission or error in the Code. These amendments are considered to be minor and it's not anticipated that these changes greatly affect the intent or purpose of the Code. Other amendments may be proposed to add land uses that aren't currently covered in the Code or to modify existing uses or requirements.

Two review criteria are considered when amending the Land Use Code:

  1. The proposed changes are consistent with the Master Plan and the intent and purpose of the Land Use Code; and
  2. The proposed changes are necessary to correct an omission or error in the Land Use Code.

Amendments Under Consideration

  1. Amendments to the Larimer County Land Use Code heard by the Larimer County Board of Commissioners to be on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm.. The Hearing will be held in the Hearing Room-1st Floor of the Larimer County Courthouse Offices, 200 W Oak, Fort Collins, CO. The amendments to be heard are as follows:

    Amend the Larimer County Land Use Code (file #17-CODE0205) by:
    • Repealing Section 7.0 Special Events and replacing it with a new Section 7.0 Special Events.
    • Amend the Larimer County Land Use Code (file #17-CODE0211) by adding the term 'Personal Events' to Section 0.1 - Definitions.
  2. Amendments to the Larimer County Land Use Code to be heard by the Larimer County Board of Commissioners on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Hearing Room-1st Floor of the Larimer County Courthouse Offices, 200 W Oak, Fort Collins, CO. The amendment to be heard is as follows:
    • Amendments to the Larimer County Land Use Code (file #17-CODE0209) to make revisions to Section 4.2.2 to allow repair or replacement of a flood related Substantially Damaged Structure in the FW Floodway Overlay Zone District subject to review and approval by the Larimer County Flood Review Board.
  3. Amendments to the Larimer County Land Use Code to be heard by the Larimer County Planning Commission on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the hearing room, 1st floor, Larimer County Courthouse Offices, 200 W. Oak, Fort Collins, CO. The amendment to be heard is as follows:

    Amendments to the Larimer County Land Use Code (file #17-CODE0210) to add a Section 4.3.10.R regarding personal marijuana cultivation and medical marijuana caregiver cultivation regulations.

There may be some lag time between a proposed amendment, adoption of the amendment by the Board of County Commissioners, and the inclusion of the amendments into the on-line version of the Land Use Code. Approved amendments are incorporated into the on-line version of the Code four times per year.


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 an email.





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