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Planning & Zoning

COVID-19 Response

Open to in-person contact by appointment only.

Much of the permitting process can now be completed online at

For appointments please call ahead (970) 565-2801

MISSION STATEMENTTo guide and assist landowners and businesses in complying with the Montezuma County Land Use Code

Planning & Zoning Online Permit Portal

For your convenience, please fill out the form below to schedule an appointment with the Planning Dept. to discuss any land use questions to ensure we have adequate time to address your concerns.

Online Permit Portal
The following is a link to our new permit portal for the listed departments: Planning & Zoning, Septic & Environmental Health, Addressing & GIS, and Road & Bridge - Driveways.

Permit Portal Instructions

Documents, Forms & Applications

Available for Purchase

  • Montezuma County Land Use Code – $10.00 or download here
  • Montezuma County Comprehensive Land Use Plan – $10.00 or download here


New Hours of operation administration, Finance, Human Resources, Planning, GIS and Natural Resources 7am to 5pm Closed Fridays
August 14 New Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday 7:00am to 5:00pm

Don Haley – Director
Montezuma County Planning and Zoning
109 West Main Street, Room 270
Cortez, CO 81321

For appointments please call ahead (970) 565-2801

Phone: (970) 565-2801
FAX: (970) 565-3420
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Planning & Zoning Director

Don Haley

Administrative Assistant

Sherrie "Jane" Duncan
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