Visit here for more information on COVID-19, including the public health orders,re-opening information, and Walkable Main Street information. 

UPDATE: May 8, 2020

Beginning on Monday, May 11, Town Hall and the Community Development Department will be open by appointment only.  Appointments must be made in advance by calling 970-453-3160 for the Planning Department, or 970-453-3180 for the Building Department.  You can also utilize our staff directory if you know who you need to speak with.  If a face-to-face meeting or entry into the building is not necessary, we ask that you call and discuss your matter over the phone, or work with your Planner to set up a video conference.  Planning Commission meetings will continue as scheduled, remotely via an online meeting portal (visit the Planning Commission page for details). 

The Building Department is currently accepting and processing Building Permit Applications and Technical Permit Applications (Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical).  Please read the following instructions carefully: For Technical Permits: email your application to  You will be contacted with the payment amount due, which will need to be made on the Town of Breckenridge payment portal - then the permit will be issued electronically.  For Building Permits: Complete submittals will be accepted via a physical dropbox located in the vestibule at the front entrance of Town Hall.   The Building Department is conducting inspections, with specific guidelines.  Please carefully review our Jobsite COVID-19 Policy, which details the submittal and inspection process.  Any questions or concerns can be answered by calling 970-453-3180 during normal business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).

Quick Links:
Breckenridge Jobsite COVID-19 Policy
CDC Website
Screening Form for Workers
Social Distance Sign

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.

August 14, 2019 NOTICE: The Temporary Moratorium on the submission, acceptance, processing, and approval of new applications to develop real property within the Conservation District was lifted at the August 13, 2019 Town Council Meeting via emergency ordinance.  The Ordinance can be viewed here, and the updated DRAFT of the Handbook of Design Standards can be viewed here.  The final version of the Handbook of Design Standards will be posted as it becomes available.  For additional information, please contact the Planning Department at 970-453-3160 or via email at

Map of the Historic & Conservation Districts

Code Amendments
A 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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