Agency Contact Links and Research

Agency and County Permitting

Before you begin any new land use project, you should first contact the La Plata County Planning Department about the use of your land and for a determination on whether your project will require a County land use permit.  The following are links to some other agencies that are involved in the La Plata County Land Use Permitting review process.

Water Supply



Stormwater, Wetlands, and Weed Management

United States Army Corps of Engineers

La Plata County Weed Management

    Mining, Geology & Environmental

    Fire Protection

    For information on safety and access requirements


    Housing, Utilities, and Food Safety

    Metropolitan Service Districts

    Staff Presentations:

    Economic Development 101
    Infrastructure 101
    Planning 101

    County Studies:


    Socioeconomic Profile

    Regional Transit and Future Land Use Plan 20092030 Transportation Integrated Plan - New "Trip 2040 Plan" is being drafted in conjunction with City of Durango and CDOT

    Scenic and Viewshed 
    Scenic Corridor Map
    Skyline and Viewshed Analysis State Highways
    Skyline and Viewshed Analysis US Highways

    Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emission Profile and Forecast

    Fire Management
    Fire Risk in Developable Areas

    Code Development
    La Plata County Land Use Code Diagnosis- June 2002

    Bureau of Land Management/ United States Forest Service
    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment/ Environmental Protection Agency
    Design Criteria for Portable Water Systems

    Colorado Division of Water Resources
    Beginners Guide to Augmentation
    Synopsis of Colorado Water Law
    Guide to Water Well Permits, Rights and Administration

    Colorado State Lands and Wildlife
    Best Management Practices for Wildlife and Roads