Community & Economic Development

The Community & Economic Development Department serves Adams County through an integrated and equitable approach to planning and community investment. We partner with neighborhoods, businesses, agencies, and others to bring about positive change for Adams County. Our direct responsibilities include economic development, community development, one-stop development services, land use and development review, building inspection, code enforcement, graffiti abatement, animal management, and the office of emergency management. For more information, please consult the department’s menu.

Commissioners Approve Temporary Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development

Adams County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution on Oct. 30, 2018, adopting a temporary moratorium on local oil and gas permit applications. The moratorium is effective immediately and will remain in place through Nov. 30, 2018, for all oil and gas permit applications in unincorporated Adams County. Read the full statement

Need a Permit?

Using the E-Permit Center, you can apply for, review, pay for, and print out building permits at any time from any computer or mobile device. In addition, residents and developers can use the E-Permit Center to schedule conceptual review meetings to get early input on more complex projects such as subdivisions and rezoning requests.




Other permits include:

Adams County Economic Development

Kristin Sullivan
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
1st Floor, Suite W2000
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph: 720.523.6800
Fx: 720.523.6998

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
(excluding holidays)

Eye on Adams

Eye on Adams is an online resource that allows users to track building permits, code violations, and dozens of other functions in unincorporated portions of Adams County. Search by address, neighborhood, zip code, or project with a few simple clicks in this interactive map and view a video overview of Eye on Adams: