Planning & Development

Citizen Permit Portal

Welcome to the Montrose County Citizen Permit Portal.  The Citizen Permit Portal is where you can review public building permit reports and apply for building permits and planning applications. While we are still here to assist you if you need it, the Citizen Permit Portal allows you to accomplish everything from the comfort of your home or office.

Citizen Permit Portal Tutorial

Before you get started, be sure to check out the Citizen Permit Portal tutorial.


Montrose County Planning and Development is located at 63160 LaSalle Road in Montrose. 


Planning & Development's mission is to serve the citizens of the County in an equitable and fair manner in upholding all laws, rules and regulations adopted by the County.

Planning & Development serves as a point of contact for surveyors, engineers, developers, architects, builders and the general public requiring information concerning development in Montrose County.

The Division has 5 employees which specialize in the departments of Building and Planning.

The Building Department provides plan review, inspections and enforcement of the currently adopted building codes and is responsible for review and approval of onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems).

The Planning Department plans and provides for growth in accordance with County Subdivision Regulations, Zoning Regulations and Master Plan. The department provides support, processes and presents applications to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.

Tallmadge Richmond

Planning and Development Director