The Planning Department enforces the Zoning Code, Subdivision Code, Sign Code and Historic Preservation regulations for the City of Manitou Springs. We also provide Staff support for many of the City's Boards and Commissions, including:

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC)
Parking Authority Board (PAB)
Planning Commission (CPC)
Urban Renewal Authority Board (URA)

Parks, Open Space & Trails(POST)

Manitou Springs Forward Vision and Planning Guide 



Manitou Springs has a Short-term vacation rental hotline

1-435-STR-HELP (1-435-787-4357)

This hotline is staffed 24.7 and is only for short-term rental

compliance concerns  



Plan Manitou is the City's Comprehensive Master Plan.

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Vacation Rentals Map (Last update: 9/26/2016)


      Pending Applications : 315 Pawnee Avenue

Vacation Rental Ordinance     

Minor Conditional Use Permit Process  

Vacation Rental Application Packet 


Click here for more information. 

NEW FOR 2016:

  • The Planning Department now requires electronic submission of packets for Planning Commission and Historic Preservation.  Please submit packets to  Please call 719-685-4398 if you have any questions.
  • In 2016, Pre-Application appointments will be required a minimum of 10 business days prior to submission deadline.  Click here to see the Historic Preservation 2016 Calendar.  Click here to see the Planning Commission Calendar.  Please call the Planning Department at 719-685-4398 to schedule your appointment. 



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This web page is designed to help answer questions about what we do and how we can help you in your property improvement or development process.




Zoning Map (pdf)




City of Manitou Springs
Planning Department

606 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please feel free to contact us.

(719) 685-4398

Planning Director: Wade F. Burkholder

Senior Planner: Michelle Anthony

Planner II:  Karen Berchtold

Planning Technician: Sherri Johnson