Land Use Home

The Land Use office is the umbrella for the Department of Building Safety, Department of Environmental Health and the Department of Planning and Zoning.

These departments ensure that buildings and property meet the public health standards and land use regulations as set forth by the Board of Alamosa County Commissioners. These standards and regulations encompass all land use development such as subdivisions, planning, and new construction. All departments use on-site inspections and application reviews to ensure that all regulations are met.


The Alamosa County Board of County Commissioners have adopted the following building codes:

  • 2003 International Building Code
  • 2003 International Residential Code
  • 2003 International Mechanical Code
  • 2006 International Energy Conservation Code

Any building application submitted to the Land Use Office or Building Department will be reviewed and inspected under the 2003 and 2006 building codes (unless otherwise noted).


Kenneth E. Van Iwarden
Building Director