Community Planning & Development

Building, Land Use, Code Enforcement, Mapping, Septic System Permitting/Transfer of Title

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Lake County Community Planning & Development administers all building, plumbing, mechanical, roofing, and solar permits for both the County and the City of Leadville. 
On the Building page you will find information on:
  • Building Codes
  • Permits
  • Contractors
  • Inspections
  • And all other items building related

For all general inquiries, please call our main line at (719) 486-2875 or email

Land Use

We also administer all County planning, zoning, subdivision, and all other land use matters. 
Please Note: All City zoning and land use related inquires should be directed to the City Planning Director at (719) 427-0517 or
On the Land Use page you will find information on:
  • Lake County Comprehensive Plan
  • Backcountry Zoning 
  • Lake County Land Development Code (administration, zoning types and regulations, land use permits and regulations)
  • Submitted Land Use Applications
  • Land Use and Planning Map: used to find individual tax parcels within the County and has layer options that will indicate zoning, overlays, Leadville city limits, and different base maps
  • Land Use Application Process 
  • And all other items land use related

For all general inquiries, please email

Code Enforcement 

Community Planning & Development is responsible for Lake County Land Development Code enforcement. 

On the Code Enforcement page you will find information on:
  • How to submit a complaint
  • Relevant ordinances

For all general inquiries, please email


Community Planning & Development includes the Lake County Mapping Department. The Mapping Department was reestablished in 2020 to make County data accessible through geovisualization, as well as maintain and archive existing GIS data and physical historic maps. We also perform special mapping tasks for various departments and County projects.

On the Mapping page you will find information on:
  • Assessor map (tax parcel map)
  • Recreation map 
  • Land Use and Planning Map
  • Public Notification Map (Radius Reports)
  • GIS Error Submission Form
  • And all other items mapping related
For all general inquiries, please email

Septic System Permitting and Transfer of Title

Community Planning & Development manages On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Permitting (Septic Systems) for the County. You must obtain a valid Septic Permit to install or repair a septic system. To install or repair a septic system, you must be a licensed septic system contractor. Thinking about selling your home that has an OWTS (Septic System)? Lake County has a Transfer of Title program. This requires you to apply for a Transfer of Title Permit prior to selling your home to ensure the OWTS is in proper working order.

On the Septic and Title Transfer pages you will find information on:
  • How to apply for a OWTS (Septic) Permit
  • How to find or become a licensed OWTS contractor
  • Transfer of Title Process and Application
  • And all other items Septic System related

For all general inquiries, please email

Planning Commission Meeting Link

Board of Review Meeting Link

The passcode for both is 80461


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Anne Schneider Director (719) 486-2875
Bryce Ehrlich Deputy Director (719) 293-1249
Marla Bond Community Planning & Development Technician (719) 486-4113
Jake Tomley Code Enforcement Outreach Specialist (719) 839-5753
Cece Williams Planning Administrative Assistant (719) 839-2255
Tristen Denton GIS Technician (719) 839-1465
David Wilson Environmental Health Specialist (719) 427-0179