Planning & Zoning Department
The Grand County Planning Department, together with the Planning Commission is diligently working on code related options to help alleviate the housing crisis for long term and seasonal workforce.
Currently, the Planning & Zoning Staff is drafting code language for "Alternative Dwelling Communities and Long Term Camparks". To review this code language and offer your comments on the DRAFTS please visit GrandCountyConnects.com and participate in the Community Housing Forum Survey.
We Want to hear from you !!!
We NEED to hear from you !!
The Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday August 8th in Commission Chambers to solicit public comment on the draft Long Term Campark & Alternative Dwelling Community Ordinance. Please join us at 125 E Center street at 4:30pm to offer your comments.
Please come back to GrandCountyConnects.com often to hear about current topics being discussed by the Planning Department and Planning Commission.
The Planning and Zoning Department administers land use and development applications in the unincorporated areas of Grand County and ensures that the area develops in accordance with the county's General Plan and Land Use Code .
As the Grand County community expands, the department aims to guide development and community growth in positive ways, including an increased effort to plan regionally, with our jurisdictional neighbors.
Community Development / Planning & EngineeringLink to page
Economic DevelopmentLink to page
Current & Upcoming ProjectsLink to page
Land Development Applications
Browse through applications for land development approval.Link to page
Land Use CodeLink to page
Zoning & Parcel Map
Discover the Zoning Map for the county.Link to page
Building Permit ActivityLink to page
Planning & Engineering ContractorsLink to page
Short Term Rental Complaint PortalLink to page
High Density Housing Overlay (HDHO) Rules & RegsLink to page
Moab Area Housing Task Force
Minutes, studies, presentations, plansLink to page
Development Review FeesLink to page
Review storm drainage documents offered by the county.Link to page
Moab UMTRA ProjectLink to page
Active Transportation & TrailsLink to page
Land Use Appeal Authority
Learn when the Board of Adjustment meets.Link to page
GIS MapsLink to page
Moab Dark Skies
The dark skies of Moab and the surrounding area are a valuable and rare resource. To protect our dark skies and support a high quality of life for residents, the City of Moab and Grand County have updated outdoor lighting standards for residences and businesses in order to encourage responsible lighting that protects our health and safety, and bring the beauty of night skies closer to home.Link to page
Grand County Code Enforcement investigates code compliance violations related to Building, Zoning and Public Nuisance Ordinances.Link to page
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UPDATE regarding public meetings and public hearings in Grand County
Until further notice, all public meetings and public hearings will occur via a Virtual Meeting format, which you may access on the “Grand County Utah Government” YouTube channel. Members of the public may submit written comments anytime in advance of the meetings. Each meeting agenda provides call-in information for members of the public to provide oral comment during the meeting. Please find the meeting agendas at https://www.grandcountyutah.
- Land Use Development & Permitting
- Code Enforcement
- Affordable Housing
- Stormwater Drainage
- Long-range Planning
Planning & Zoning partners closely with the following organizations:
Current & Upcoming Projects
General Plan Update: The General Plan Update is currently underway in Phase 1, with a first draft expected December 2021. The General Plan is scheduled to be completed and adopted by late 2022.
Land Use Strategy - Levels of Service Analysis: A comprehensive study of Grand County's current Land Use code is underway. Various growth scenarios for the county's development are being identified. The analysis is slated for completed by June 2022.
Local and Regional Transportation Planning: A Unified Transportation Master Plan between Grand County and the City of Moab is underway. Estimated completion of this project is June 2022.
Short-Term Rental Complaint PortalIf a home in your area is being rented as a vacation rental (or other type of rental for less than 30 days at a time), click here to lodge a complaint if they are exceeding noise expectations, parking, garbage, or other issues.
Land Use CodeClick here to access the Grand County Land Use Code.
The City of Moab, Grand County, and the Interlocal Housing Task Force recently updated the area's Affordable Housing Plan. To learn more and access the plan, visit either the Housing Plan website or the Interlocal Housing Task Force page.
2017 Moab Area Affordable Housing Plan
Development Review Fees
The 2019 Fee Schedule for land development applications, appeals, and variance requests can be found here.
Land Use Appeal Authority
Grand County utilizes a single Hearing Officer to serve as its land use appeal authority on an as-needed basis. The Hearing Officer provides quasi-judicial review of administrative land use appeals and variance requests. Craig Call will serve a term of five years ending December 31, 2020.