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Why does the county have all of these land use rules? Why can’t I just do what I want with my property?
Federal and state land use laws and regulations aside, the County has established land use regulations to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Our regulations are also based upon the desire of its citizens to manage growth and development in a responsible manner. Clear Creek County established zoning districts in 1964, followed in subsequent years by Subdivision Regulations and a County Master Plan. These documents went through lengthy public processes that provided public input and guidance prior to implementation. The result is policy that provides a balance between the rights and responsibilities of property owners and the needs of our community as a whole.

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1. I am looking at a piece of property and want to make sure it is buildable.
2. My parcel of land is in the middle of nowhere in the mountains and all I want to do is build a basic camping cabin. Why do I have to have a water supply, sewer, a bathroom and a kitchen?
3. How do I find out if there is legal access to a specific property?
4. I am looking for a map of a specific property. What maps are available?
5. Can I capture runoff from my downspouts in a rain barrel?
6. Can I put a shed on my property to store equipment or camping gear before I decide to build?
7. Can I park my RV and/or camp on my property?
8. Why does the county have all of these land use rules? Why can’t I just do what I want with my property?