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Regional housing survey
Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties are conducting a housing needs assessment, and are asking residents to take part in an online survey. The study will help elected officials and local governments define and address housing needs in the area.

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Certain types of building and land use applications can now be submitted online.

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Community Development mission
To provide development services and implement county policies in a professional manner that promotes the quality of life for the citizens of Garfield County

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Garfield County has adopted a new Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan that prioritizes natural disaster risks and focuses on ways to prevent loss of life and destruction of private property.
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Natural Hazard mitigation plan
short term rentals Road impact fees updated
Garfield County has updated its road impact fees, and has expanded them to include non-residential development, such as commercial, industrial, and office uses, beginning in 2017.
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Text amendment opens way for tiny homes
Garfield County has approved a text amendment to its Land Use and Development Code and its building code that opens the way for tiny homes to be built in the area. The move strikes an existing square-footage requirement in the code that set the minimum size of a single family home at 20-foot wide by 20-foot long. The amendments take effect in April.
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short term rentals Short-term rentals approved in some locations
Garfield County approved a resolution in late 2015, amending the County Land Use and Development Code, to allow short-term or vacation rentals in some zoning districts within the county, but not in Planned Unit Developments (PUDs).
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Do you need to know about marijuana in Garfield County? Find information about recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, public health impacts and other frequently asked questions.

greater sage-grouseGarfield County Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Amended
The Board of County Commissioners approved on November 17, 2014 the first amendment to the Garfield County Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to provide private and public land owners with land management principles, policies, incentives, and best management practices based on the best available science.
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U.S. Department of Interior decision
The Greater Sage Grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act the U.S. Department of the Interior announced September 22, 2015. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attributed unprecedented conservation efforts across the western U.S.
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Energy Resource Inventory
Garfield County benefits from a balance between energy resource development, promoting recreation and tourism, and maintaining the high quality of life in rural and agricultural areas. The Energy Master Plan helps strike this balance.
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