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Executive Director: Max Rothschild, P.E.
2880 International Circle, Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

 Telephone: (719)520-6300
Fax: (719)520-6695
Administration > Development Services Department

Program Mission - The Development Services Department (DSD) reviews all new development proposals within the unincorporated area, as well as reviewing associated construction and building permits, for compliance with the zoning, subdivision, and engineering requirements required by state and local laws.  Staff authorizes building and other permits, reviews construction and drainage plans, inspects public improvements, administers a 1041 permit process, and monitors properties for compliance with zoning and ordinance provisions, while processing land use applications as staff to the El Paso County Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Board of County Commissioners, and various committees.  Staff works with citizens to develop and maintain the county’s Master Plan, consisting of a county-wide Policy Plan as well as more focused small area comprehensive plans and specific topical elements such as the Transportation Plan.  Staff also coordinates with other county departments and neighboring jurisdictions on local and regional planning issues. Click here for more information about what each division in the Department does. 
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For Immediate Release


Contact: Dave Rose

Chief Public Information Officer

Phone: 520-6540   Cell: 337-9239

Planning Commission Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday



El Paso County, CO, November, 18, 2015 – El Paso County’s Development Services Department has rescheduled this week’s Planning Commission meeting to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle in Colorado Springs.


The regular meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was canceled due to the weather related closure of El Paso County offices.


For more information contact Mark Gebhart at 520-6323.


The Planning Commission reviews planning petitions and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on land use requests, and prepares a master plan for unincorporated areas of the county.









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