The Community Development Department is responsible for a diverse set of programs that help make Breckenridge both a wonderful place for visitors and a very special place for locals to live as well. The Department is located on the second floor of Town Hall, 150 Ski Hill Road. The Community Development Department is open for customer service Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, and closed on major holidays. We can be reached Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm at 970-453-3160.

Notice of Temporary Moratorium and Updates to the Handbook of Design Standards:

The Handbook of Design Standards was originally adopted in 1992 to establish design standards for all new construction and renovation of existing structures within the Breckenridge Historic District. The Town has recently hired Winter & Company, the creators of the original Handbook, to review revisions and new interpretations of the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitating Historic Structures in relation to the Town’s Handbook and relevant Development Code Policies.

At the March 26th, 2019 Town Council meeting, the Town Council passed the second reading on an ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on the submission, acceptance, processing, and approval of new applications for permits to develop real property located within the Conservation District (with the exception of Class D Minor Permits). The ordinance can be viewed in full here.

There will be a Work Session on the Handbook of Design Standards at the July 16, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.  The public is welcome to attend.  The Packet can be viewed in advance of the meeting here.  For questions, please email

Map of the Historic & Conservation Districts

For additional information, please contact the Planning Department at 970-453-3160 or via email at

Code AmendmentsA series of amendments to the Town’s Development Code were recently approved and took effect on February 12, 2019.

Pending Projects and Recently Approved Projects - See what the Planning Department is working on now and has just approved.

Tree Removal Process - Learn about permits needed for removing dead or live trees from your property. 

Reduce Your Use - BYO Bag –Help keep Breck clean and green by bringing your reusable bag to the store. You'll avoid a $.10 fee per bag too.

Community Solar Gardens – Clean Energy Collective (CEC) constructed two 500 kW community solar gardens: one on a 3-acre portion of the Town owned 127 acre McCain property and one on the Stilson property, near the Stables off of Wellington Road.

SustainableBreck Business Certification Program – Become a certified SustainableBreck business and save on operating costs by reducing electricity and resource consumption. Rebates for projects are available.

SustainableBreck – How are we doing with meeting our goals for a sustainable community?

Child Care Tuition Assistance – Who is eligible and how to apply for them.

Cucumber Gulch Management Plan – Learn how the Town is managing this incredible natural resource, a valley preserve rich in biodiversity right in our back yard.

Vendor Carts – See the recently adopted policy regulating their placement and appearance.

Concerning Colorado HB 11-1113, Land Development Charges:
The Town of Breckenridge is not currently holding any land development charges as of September 27, 2016.

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