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.

NEW ONLINE FORM!: Now submit Building Permit Applications online! Follow this link to access the Grand County Portal, select "Building Permit Application" and follow the instructions to fill out the online form!

Land Use Application Processes

Preliminary and Final Plat process

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

Department Responsibilities
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CED partners closely with the following organizations:

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Current & Upcoming Projects

General Plan and Zoning Code Update: 2020

Local and Regional Transportation Planning: 2020 - '21

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.

Moab Area Housing Resource Guide

In fall of 2016, the department partnered with the Interlocal Housing Task Force to create an online resource guide dedicated to community and economic development. It hosts a wealth of  information and tools about affordable housing, economic development, public health, and energy and sustainability in the Moab area. The website can be accessed here.

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.