Planning Department

Welcome!

The Manitou Springs Planning Department responsibilities include:

Our Mission

To provide outstanding customer service, share timely and accurate information, support the City's various boards and commissions, and to engage the community in the City's planning process.

Functions

The Planning Department for the City of Manitou Springs has a wide range of functions for the benefit of residents, contractor/developers, and local government. Some of those functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Plan Review: Building plans are reviewed by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. 
  • Code Enforcement: The role of code enforcement is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the community through education, community involvement, and enforcement of ordinances. Our goal is to enure safe, attractive neighborhoods, vibrant downtown and business districts, and peaceful, enjoyable community for everyone.
  • Development Application Review: Staff works with applicants to process development applications. 
  • Master Plans, Studies, Maps, and Guidelines: The Community Master Plan, hazard mitigation plan, and other plans that guide our community's growth, preservation, and development.
  • Plan Manitou: Access the community master plan-hazard mitigation plan, maps, community profiles, educational material and more.
  • Short-Term Rental Monitoring: The Planning Department monitors and tracks legal short-term rentals in the City of Manitou Springs for compliance with the operation's Minor Conditional Use Permit.
  • Special Projects: The community undertakes these projects to implement actions from Plan Manitou and other community plans.