Planning & Zoning Department

 The Planning and Zoning Department oversees all land use decisions in the unincorporated areas of Grand County and ensures that the area develops in accordance with the county's general plan.

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.

NEW ONLINE FORM!: Now submit Land Use Applications online! Follow this link to access the Grand County Portal, 
Find your corresponding application "Tip Sheet" and when all required documents on that list have been collected in digital format, come back to the portal and click "Submit" 

Land Use Application Processes

Preliminary and Final Plat process

Moab Housing Website

  • Visit this website for a variety of resources related to housing here in Grand County.

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.net/AgendaCenter. For questions regarding the meeting format or materials, please call 435-259-1368.  

Department Responsibilities
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Planning & Zoning partners closely with the following organizations:


Click on the link below to find out meeting times, contacts, and more information.

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 Portal

If 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 Code

Click here to access the Grand County Land Use Code.


2017 Moab Area Affordable Housing Plan

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.



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.