Community Development


Community Development (Planning, Building, Environmental Health and Sustainability)

The Community Development Department will provide service to the public through employees working remotely until further notice. Meetings may be conducted through various virtual meeting formats.

Builder and Planner of the Day email and voicemail accounts will be monitored throughout each business day. Timely responses should be expected as time and volume permits.

Please use the Salesforce customer portal for: permitting, building permit applications, inspections, and other community development services. Meetings must be scheduled in advance via the Planner or Builder of the Day phone/email or directly with the staff with whom you’ve been working. Land use applications can be submitted electronically directly to the planner with whom you’ve been working. Payments can be made through Salesforce, by mail or appointment if no alternative is available.

BEST testing suspended until further notice. Expired licenses will be extended as needed until testing resumes.

Key Emails:

Phone: 970-920-5090

Aspen City Hall

Welcome to Community Development

Community Development includes the Planning and Zoning, Historic Preservation, and Building Departments. Planning and Zoning handles current planning, long range planning, special projects, and Land Use Code enforcement. Historic Preservation reviews projects that involve Aspen's historic properties and districts.The Building Department reviews construction plans and performs construction inspections to assure compliance with building code and other official City of Aspen Ordinances.

Mission Statement

The City of Aspen Community Development Department works to ensure the City of Aspen remains a vibrant, safe, and livable community through: preservation of our unique history; a focus on environmental sustainability; implementation of the Aspen Area Community Plan and all adopted building and land use codes; and accurate and efficient customer service.


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