Planning and Development
The Planning and Development Department is primarily responsible for the administration of various land use regulations, including the Zoning Resolution and the Subdivision Regulations. The department also assigns rural addresses and responds to public nuisance complaints in unincorporated Carbon County.
The staff also provides administrative and technical support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, including implementation of the Carbon County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
The staff strives to provide complete and accurate information to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners and the public so that informed decisions are made efficiently and effectively. Please give us a call if you have any questions concerning building permits, zoning, conditional use permits, subdivision or land use planning in Carbon County.
Request For Proposals
View the Request For Proposals (PDF) for the Natural Resource Management Plan. Carbon County, Wyoming, will accept Request for Proposals for preparation of the Carbon County Natural Resource Management Plan until 3 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Proposals are being solicited from qualified land planning or public lands consultants to conduct research and develop a Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) for Federal Lands in Carbon County consistent with relevant Wyoming law, including Wyoming Stat. Section 9-4-218 and criteria for county natural resource plans established by Wyoming Governor Gordon’s office. The successful consulting firm will work closely with the Board of County Commissioners (Board), selected Carbon County staff (staff) and the public through the plan development process.
Any questions relating to this Request for Proposals may be directed to: Sid Fox, Planning Director, by mail to:
Carbon County Planning Department
215 West Buffalo Street
Carbon Building, Suite 336
Rawlins, WY 82301
Email to Sid Fox
Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission - Regular Meeting Date
The Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission’s regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2020, at 10 AM at the following location:
Carbon Building, 3rd Floor-Room 368, at 215 West Buffalo Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
Carbon County 2019 Fee Schedule
View, download, or print the Carbon County 2019 Fee Schedule (PDF). Fees are effective July 1, 2019.
Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission 2020 Meeting Calendar
View, download, or print the Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission 2020 Meeting Calendar.
Carbon County Planning & Zoning Commission Rules of Practice & Procedure
Carbon County Building Permits
Spring is in the air and many in Carbon County are planning their building projects. Carbon County requires a building permit for all construction that places new buildings or structures on the land: Pole barns, shops and garages.
Items That Do Not Require a Building Permit
- Fences less than 8 feet tall
- Water wells
The Planning and Development Department will review the building permit application to determine compliance with County zoning and subdivision standards. If you have questions concerning building standards such as frost protection, plumbing, electrical or structural specifications, you should consult a qualified contractor, architect, or engineer.
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
If you have questions concerning septic tanks and individual wastewater disposal systems, please contact the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality at 307-777-6183.