8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri

55 S 500 E
Heber City, Utah 84032

Doug Smith, Director
Austin Corry, Senior Planner
Elizabeth Arnold, Planner
Grant Amann, Planning Tech
Sherry Lawrence, Office Manager
Amy Graves, Office Specialist

Phone (435) 657-3205

Wasatch County Planning

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for providing leadership and professional expertise in land use planning services to Wasatch County residents.  The services including assisting the community in developing the General Plan and administering the Land Use and Development Code to assure quality lifestyle for current residents and future generations.

Mission Statement:

To maintain and enhance the quality of life for County residents, visitors, and business community through the implementation of the General Plan and Wasatch County Land Use and Development Code while providing professional, friendly, and quality customer service to elected and appointed County officials, various boards and the community.

Development Process Forms And Applications

Development Forms and Applications

Online Planning Application Submission

The Planning Department no longer accepts paper applications. All applications must be applied for using the online portal. With the new system, you can submit an application to the Planning Department online anytime of the day and follow your application throughout the review process. Plans and other documents can be uploaded as individual PDFs along with any revisions and additional documents needed.

A complete application must be uploaded to the site and the application fee received before your application can be reviewed. The following items will be needed to complete the application:

  • Electronic plan sets matching the application checklist and naming convention. Final submittals are required to be stamped and signed by the applicable professional consultant.
  • All plans should include the Project Name, a North Arrow, Scale and Date.
  • More complex application submittal details are provided through a hyperlink on the checklist.
  • Application fees, including out-of-pocket account, will still need to be delivered in person to the Planning Office.

Once your application has been accepted as complete and a DRC review has been completed, a report will be sent to you detailing the outcome of the DRC review. If changes are necessary, you may resubmit your response through the portal. DO NOT DELETE any existing uploaded files. Label all new uploads per the same naming convention so that a revision is reflected in the revision column instead of as an additional document. Deleting documents may delete your plan review and hold up the processing of your application.

Any information intended to be received by the Planning Commission prior to the hearing
must be received 14 days prior to the meeting date.

Required Development Application Checklist and Naming Convention

ALL UPLOADED DOCUMENTS NEED TO HAVE THEIR FILES NAMED AS SHOWN ON THE APPLICATION CHECKLIST. If they are not labeled correctly or required items are missing, your submittal will be rejected until the files are named accordingly.

All uploaded documents must be in PDF unless otherwise noted, and uploaded as separate files for each checklist item. Uploading documents in any other format or in one large file will result in your application being returned as incomplete.

If you are using a previous application, please see the checklists below for file naming and sheet type classifications to ensure that your application is submitted correctly and completely.

Development Application Checklists

General and Land Use Regulation Amendment Applications

County Development Applications

Jordanelle Specially Planned Area (JSPA) Development Applications

Miscellaneous Applications

Application Fee Schedule

500 Ft Tool Instructions

If you have any questions regarding the uploading of your application please give the Planning Office a call, 435-657-3205.

Planning Commission Meeting Dates

Meeting Date Due Date (BY NOON)*
December 10, 2020 October 27, 2020
January 14, 2021 December 1, 2020
February 11, 2021 December 29, 2020
March 11, 2021 January 26, 2021
April 8, 2021 February 23, 2021
May 13, 2021 March 30, 2021
June 10, 2021 April 27, 2021
July 8, 2021 May 25, 2021
August 12, 2021 June 29, 2021
September 9, 2021 July 27, 2021
October 14, 2021 August 31, 2021
November 18, 2021 September 28, 2021
December 9, 2021 October 26, 2021

* The Due Date allows for the minimum amount of time necessary for Development Review Committee review. Issues raised by the DRC may postpone a hearing until those issues are resolved.


Other Application Checklists

Geological Hazard

Geologic Hazard Information

Geological Hazard Map - To download our hazard map, select this link, Hazard Map

Timber Lakes Geological Hazard Map - To download our hazard map, select this link, Timber Lakes Hazard Map.

General Plan

General Plan

A coordinated plan which has been prepared and adopted by the County for the purpose of identifying present and future needs of the County and guiding the growth and development of land within the county or any part of the county, including uses of land for urbanization, trade, industry, residential, agricultural, wildlife habitat, and other purposes.  Planning Staff review proposals using the General Plan as a guide and updated the General Plan when needed.

Copies of the plan are available in one of three ways:

  • Bound Hardcopy - Available from the Planning Office ($40.00 fee)
  • CD (Document in Adobe pdf format with maps as separate pdf files) - Available from the Planning Office ($15.00 fee)
  • Internet (Document in Adobe pdf format with maps as separate pdf files) - Available below for free.

General Plan Chapters

General Plan Maps

Map 01
Base Map
Map 02
Annual Precipitation
Map 03
Map 04
Heber Land Use
Map 05
Eastern Land Use
Map 06
North Parcel Size
Map 07
Eastern Parcel Size
Map 08
Water Subareas
Map 09
Heber Valley Springs
Map 10
Round Valley Springs
Map 11
Irrigated Lands
Map 12
Twin Creek Water
Map 13
Daniel Culinary
Map 14
Water Protection
Map 15
Irrigation System
Map 16
Water Collection
Map 17
Sewer Collection
Map 18
Fire Station Areas
Map 19
Road Classification
Map 20
Heber Roads
Map 20A
Non-Urban Trails
Map 20B
Access Management
Map 21
Road Improvement
Map 22
Non--Motorized Trails
Map 23
Planning Areas
Map 23A
Land Use
Map 24
Central Soils
Map 25
Central Ground Water
Map 26
Flood Earthquake Soils
Map 27
Septic Suitability
Map 28
Landslide Hazards
Map 29
Central Dam Failure
Map 30
Central Land Use
Map 31
Central Parcel Size
Map 32
Bypass Road
Map 33
Western Land Use
Map 34
Western Parcel Size
Map 35
Western Pot Rock
Map 36
Midway Annexation
Map 37
Southern Land Use
Map 38
Southern Parcel Size
Map 39
No Threshhold Siting
Map 40
Daniel Land Use
Map 41
Daniel Parcel Size
Map 42
Heber Annexation
Map 43
Twin Creeks SSD
Map 44
Eastern Land Use
Map 45
Eastern Parcel Size
Map 46
East Hills Land Use
Map 47
East Hills Parcel Size
Map 48
South Hills Land Use
Map 49
South Hills Parcel
Map 50
Wallsburg Land Use
Map 51
Wallsburg Parcel
Map 52
Wallsburg Wetlands
Map 53
Wasatch Mnt Land Use
Map 54
Wasatch Mnt Parcel
Map 55
Uinta Land Use
Map 56
Uinta Parcel Size
Map 57
Strawberry Land Use
Map 58
Strawberry Parcel

Planning Commission

Planning Commission

Wasatch County Planning Commission is a seven member citizen board and two associate members.  The members are recommended by the County Manager and approved by the County Council.  Associate members serve temporarily on the Commission when any appointed member is temporarily unable to act due to absence from the County, illness, interest in a case before the Commission or any other cause.  The Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month or as needed.  The Planning Department acts as staff to the Planning Commission by providing staff reports, making presentations and setting up meetings.

Meeting Audio & Minutes

Members of Planning Commission

  • Charles Zuercher - Chair
  • Wendell Rigby - Vice Chair
  • Kimberly Cook
  • Mark Hendricks
  • Doug Grandquis 
  • Scott Brubaker - Associate Member
  • Karl McMillan - Associate Member
  • Spencer Park - Ex-officio Member/Council Member
  • Steve Farrell  - Ex-officio Member/Council Member

-As of May 2021

Meeting Dates

Planning Commission - JSPA

Planning Commission - JSPA

Establishment and Membership: There is hereby established a Planning Commission (PC) for the Jordanelle Specially Planned Area (JSPA), consisting of five (5) regular members and two alternates. All regular members of the committee shall be established as per section 8.1 of the Jordanelle Specially Planned Area Guidelines and Standards.

The PC shall exercise all powers and duties authorized by state law. In addition, the commission shall:

  1. Approve or deny applications as outlined in this JSPA ordinance;
  2. Make determinations regarding the existence, expansion or modification of nonconforming uses;
  3. Interpret the zoning maps, and regulating maps; and
  4. Make recommendations on interpretation of the JSPA code to the Planning Director;
  5. Determine any matters referred to the Planning Commission in Title 16 for the JSPA overlay area

JSPA Documents

Meeting Audio & Minutes

Members of Planning Commission - JSPA

  • Bill Redkey - Chair
  • Mark Hendricks - Vice Chair
  • Steve Issowits
  • Ray Whitchurch
  • Peter Meuzelaar
  • Craig Hahn - Associate Member

-As of April 2021

Meeting Dates for 2021

  • Meeting are scheduled only as needed. 
  • Agendas for upcoming meetings will be available on the County Agenda Page.

Zone Information

Zoning Information

Zoning - Every parcel of land or subdivision lot is located within a zoning district. To find how a property is zoned, one must view the Wasatch County Zoning Map below.

Zoning Enforcement - Zoning enforcement works with citizens to resolve issues which impact Wasatch County’s quality of life, including complaints concerning violation of zoning ordinance. Zoning enforcement operates on a complaint-driven basis, which means that we must partner with neighbors and other concerned groups to resolve code violations. Our goal is to help neighbors resolve problems while dealing with these violations. If you have a zoning violation complaint, fill out the form below and email it to

Complaint Form

Interactive Zoning Map

Interactive Base Map Link

The Interactive Base Map Link above will take you to our mapping web page.  Once there, select the Zoning Map Link.  For additional help, select the map help icon.  

Zone, Land Use and Development Code

Title 16
Complete Title 16 Online
Preservation (P-160)
To establish areas where development may be limited due to the remoteness of services, topography, and other sensitive environmental issues.
Agricultural (A-20)
Established to provide areas in which agricultural pursuits can be encouraged and supported
Residential - Agricultural (RA-5)
To maintain the rural atmosphere and high quality of life by establishing a residential area that is mixed with agricultural uses.
Residential - Agricultural (RA-1)
Allows residential development near the incorporated areas, while maintaining the rural atmosphere.
Mountain (M)
For development in mountainous areas of the County that may or may not have services readily available. Development should be in harmony with mountain settings and adverse impacts shall be mitigated.
Commercial (C)
To recognize and provide areas for the accommodation of commercial uses.
Highway Services (HS)
To allow limited commercial services for travelers along highways in remote areas.
Office and Business Park (OBP)
To establish areas that allow for the development of office complexes, research facilities, businesses, assembly areas, and applicable accessory uses.
Industrial (I)
To provide an area for the processing, assembling, manufacturing, warehousing, and storage of materials products and goods.
Public Facilities (PF)
To provide areas for the placement of public facilities that are compatible with the adjoining uses and surroundings.
Jordanelle Basin Overlay Zone (JBOZ)
The Jordanelle Basin overlay zone (JBOZ) is to implement the goals and standards established by the previously adopted Jordanelle Basin land use plan and map.
North Village Overlay Zone (NVOZ)
The North Village overlay district ordinance (NVOD) provides the guidance and minimum regulations for the future development of the North Village in Wasatch County.
Geologic Hazards Overlay Zone (GHOZ)
The purpose of the geologic hazards overlay zone (GHOZ) is to provide standards, guidelines and criteria, having the effect of minimizing geologic hazards and manmade hazards, and to protect people and property while protecting the natural scenic character of the sensitive land areas not suitable for development, or suitable for development only after mitigation of hazards and ensuring the efficient expenditure of public funds.
Transitional Residential Overlay Zone (TROZ)
The transitional residential overlay zone (TROZ) is established to allow planned performance developments within the proposed annexation boundaries of the municipalities in Wasatch County. All development in the transitional residential overlay zone (TROZ) shall be connected to a publicly owned water and sewer system.
Airport Overlay Zone (AOZ)
The purpose of establishing the airport overlay zone (AOZ) is to establish regulations for any future airport development that may be constructed in the county, and to see that said development is constructed in locations that will harmonize with the surrounding area with respect to topography siting, noise and hazards. The airport overlay zone (AOZ) is to ensure safety in the operation of the airport.
Strawberry Recreation Zone (SRZ)
The Strawberry recreation zone (SRZ) is established for the Strawberry planning area. Development should be in harmony with mountain settings, general plan recommendations and all other code requirements, and adverse impacts shall be mitigated.
Complete County Code
This link will take you to the complete county code, go to Title 16, Land Use and Development to see code.

Development List

County Development List

Information about the development activity in the unincorporated areas of Wasatch County.

Development Listing Link


Board of Adjustment

Board of Adjustment

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Meeting Agenda Link

Meeting Minutes Link

Members of the Board of Adjustment

  • Jay Eckersley - Chair
  • Merry Duggin - Vice Chair
  • Anissa Wardell
  • Ezra Segura
  • Greg McPhie - Associate Member
  • Aimee Armer - Associate Member

-As of July 2020

Meeting Dates for 2021

  • Meeting are scheduled only as needed. 
  • Agendas for upcoming meetings will be available on the County Agenda Page.