Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Department is primarily responsible for the administration of various land use regulations, including the Zoning Resolution and the Subdivision Regulations. The department also assigns rural addresses and responds to public nuisance complaints in unincorporated Carbon County.

Staff Duties

The staff also provides administrative and technical support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, including implementation of the Carbon County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

The staff strives to provide complete and accurate information to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners and the public so that informed decisions are made efficiently and effectively. Please give us a call if you have any questions concerning building permits, zoning, conditional use permits, subdivision or land use planning in Carbon County.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission - Regular Meeting Date - March 4, 2024

The Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10:00 A.M., Carbon Building, 3rd Floor - Room 332 ("Ferris Room"), located at 215 West Buffalo Street, Rawlins. WY.  The public is welcome to attend the meeting or call-in to participate.  For additional information, please call the Carbon County Planning Department at 307-328-2651.  For conference call-in information, please see "Agendas and Minutes" Tab on the left-hand side and go to "Planning Agendas".

Carbon County 2022 Fee Schedule

View, download, or print the 2022 Carbon County Fee Schedule.  Fees are effective August 2, 2022.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission 2024 Meeting Calendar

View, download, or print the Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission 2024 Meeting Calendar.

Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission Rules of Practice & Procedure-Amended-06-01-2020

View the Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure-Proposed Amendments-06-01-2020 (PDF).

Carbon County Building Permits

Spring is in the air and many in Carbon County are planning their building projects. Carbon County requires a building permit for all construction that places new buildings or structures on the land: Pole barns, shops and garages.

Items That Do Not Require a Carbon County Building Permit

  • Canals
  • Dams
  • Ditches
  • Fences less than 8 feet tall.  All fences in Commercial or Industrial zones shall require a building permit.
  • All agriculture related water tanks do not require a building permit.

Compliance

The Planning and Development Department will review the building permit application to determine compliance with County zoning and subdivision standards. If you have questions concerning building standards such as frost protection, plumbing, electrical or structural specifications, you should consult a qualified contractor, architect, or engineer.

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

If you have questions concerning septic tanks and individual wastewater disposal systems, please contact the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality at 307-777-6183.

Wyoming State Engineer's Office 

If you have questions concerning water wells (all types) and systems, please contact the Wyoming State Engineer's Office at 307-777-6687.

Nuisance Resolution

View the Nuisance Resolution No. 2010-10 (PDF).

Town of Riverside-Carbon County MOU and Referral Boundary Map

Please click here to download the document and map.

Town of Encampment-Carbon County MOU and Referral Boundary Map

Please click here to download the document and map.

Town of Saratoga-Carbon County MOU and Referral Boundary Map

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