ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting DECEMBER 2014 Planning Commission meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd TUESDAYS of the month.  The Planning Commission may not always meet both dates.  The primary meeting will be the 3rd TUESDAY of the month.  If demand warrants a meeting will also be held on the 1st TUESDAY of the month.

About the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to hear land use cases. The Planning Commission typically makes recommendations on land use cases which are then sent to the Board of County Commissioners for a final decision. Per Colorado State Statute, the Planning Commission is charged with making and adopting the county’s Community Plans and Comprehensive Master Plan.


Makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on a wide variety of land use applications, including: rezonings; special uses; vacations; special district service plans; and subdivision plats. Makes, updates and adopts the county's Comprehensive Master Plan.

The Elbert County Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms.

Planning Commissioner Training

DOLA often offers free training for planning commissioners or prospective planning commissioners. Check in to the web site frequently to see recent updates.

Past Planning Commission Agendas & Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Staff Reports

We make every effort to make past meeting minutes and agendas available to the public.

Planning Commission Meeting Information (See Calendar Here)

Please Note: CDS makes every attempt to keep the online calendar current and relevant.  We do this as a courtesy to the citizens of Elbert County.  The designated place of public notification is on the bulletin board of the upper floor in the County Building in Kiowa.  The newspaper of record is the Elbert County News.