Clear Creek County relies on several official boards and commissions to assist in leading on various topics. These boards and commissions are voluntary and made up of citizens. Each board and commission has their own bylaws and responsibilities.
The Board of Adjustment (BOA) reviews and considers requests for variances from the strict application of the Clear Creek County Zoning Regulations. Applicants must prove a hardship or a practical difficulty to the BOA with an explanation as to why their proposed construction cannot be done within the requirements of the Zoning Regulations. The BOA is also authorized to hear appeals from determinations or requirements in the enforcement of the Zoning Regulations. For more information about meetings or other questions, click here.
The mission of the Clear Creek County Open Space Commission (OSC) is to preserve and maintain the County's unique character and natural environment by protecting our streams, woodlands, meadows, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, prominent vistas, geological features, and cultural resources to enhance quality of life for residents and the enjoyment of the out-of-doors for residents and visitors. The OSC meets monthly to review progress on projects, address budget concerns, consider property purchases or other questions in support of the mission. For more information about meetings or other questions, click here.
The Planning Commission recommends decisions on land use cases to the Board of County Commissioners and certifies recommendations on Zoning Regulations and maps. The Planning Commission's mandate is to advise the Board of County Commissioners on the best land use of Clear Creek County's lands for the benefit of the County's inhabitants. This includes indigenous wildlife. The Planning Commission considers historical use of land, current use, and best possible use in all its land use decisions and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. For more information about meetings or other questions, click here.