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Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001
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Applications and Forms
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Building Applications and Forms
Short Term Rentals
Over the Counter Application
Building Permit Application
Septic System (OWTS) Forms and Applications
New OWTS Application- For new and replacement systems.
OWTS Clearance Application- for additional structures to a property with an existing system.
For more information on setbacks, soil evaluation requirements and other helpful information visit the Septic System page
Planning Applications and Forms
The below applications and forms are for projects in unincorporated area of Mesa County only. If your project is located in Fruita, Palisade, DeBeque or Collbran please contact the appropriate jurisdiction.
To request a new address or change of address, please contact 970-244-1636.
The Home Occupation regulations are intended to permit residences to engage in Home Occupations, while ensuring that the activity will not be a detriment to the character and livability of the surrounding area. The regulations require that the Home Occupation, an accessory use, remains subordinate to the allowed principal use of household living, and that the residential viability of the dwelling unit is maintained.
Exempt Home Occupations
Certain Home Occupations may be considered Exempt and only require registration if
- the use does not have more than 10 client/customer visits per week;
- does not have non-resident employees visiting the site;
- does not have outdoor activities or storage on the site; and
- storage of hazardous materials or waste is not a primary use of the home occupation; and
- quantities and types of hazardous materials stored on site cannot exceed that of normal household use.
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
Sometimes referred to as a "mother-in-law" apartment, an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a living unit added to, created within, or detached from the principal dwelling that provides basic requirements for living. For more information about ADU standards see Section 6.04.E of the 2020 Land Development Code.
Residential and Agriculture Site Plan
A Residential Site Plan application is required for:
- development of all new residential land use,
- for additions and alterations to existing buildings,
- for an addition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU),
- to utilize all or a part of the primary structure or ADU as a Short-Term Rental (nightly rental).
An Agricultural Site Plan application is required for all agricultural structures including (but not limited to):
- Detached Garages
- Change of Use
A Planning Clearance is not required for accessory buildings (sheds) that have a footprint of less than 120 square feet, for flat work such as at-grade patios, or for fences less than 7 feet tall.