Planning

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

55 S 500 E
Heber City, Utah 84032

Doug Smith, Director
Austin Corry, Senior Planner
Ronnie Pessetto, Planner
Nathan Rosvall, Planning Tech
Sherry Lawrence, Office Manager
Amy Graves, Office Specialist

Phone (435) 657-3205
Planning@wasatch.utah.gov

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

All applications must be applied for using the online portal. 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 (see applicable checklists below). Final submittals are required to be stamped and signed by the applicable professional consultant.
  • Application fees may be delivered in person to the Planning Office or an option to pay by credit card is available with an additional processing fee. Out of pocket accounts, if needed, must be paid by cash or check in person to the Planning Office.

Once your application has been accepted as complete it will be sent to the Development Review Committee (DRC) for review. This review typically takes 2-3 weeks. Once the review is complete, a report will be sent to you detailing the outcome of the DRC review. If changes are necessary, you must resubmit your response through the portal. DO NOT DELETE any existing uploaded files. Deleting documents may delete your plan review and result in a need to start the application process over. New files should be uploaded as revisions to the existing file and named exactly the same as the previous file. [Help guide is available here]  Once the DRC has approved the project the item will be forwarded to the Planning Commission, if applicable. Projects with changes required will not be placed on an agenda until issues have been resolved. See Wasatch County Code 16.27.05 for more detail on the general application process.

Required Development Application Checklist and Naming Convention

All documents must be uploaded and named correctly as noted in the applicable application checklist. If they are not labeled correctly or required items are missing, your submittal will be rejected as incomplete. 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.

Development Application Checklists

General and Land Use Regulation Amendment Applications

County Development Applications

Jordanelle Specially Planned Area (JSPA) Development Applications

Board of Adjustment Applications

Other Land Use Applications

Additional Information and Instructions

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


 

DRC Meeting Dates

*All new applications are sent to a DRC meeting prior to the completion of the first review. Resubmittals for previously reviewed applications can be submitted at any time.
Meeting Date Due Date (BY NOON)*
January 6, 2022 December 28,2021
January 20, 2022 January 11, 2022
February 3, 2022 January 25, 2022
February 17, 2022 February 8, 2022
March 3, 2022 February 22, 2022
March 17, 2022 March 8, 2022
April 7, 2022 March 29, 2022
April 21, 2022 April 12, 2022
May 5, 2022 April 26, 2022
May 19, 2022 May 10, 2022
June 2, 2022 May 24, 2022
June 16, 2022 June 7, 2022
July 7, 2022 June 28, 2022
July 21, 2022 July 12, 2022
August 4, 2022 July 26, 2022
August 18, 2022 August 9, 2022
September 1, 2022 August 23, 2022
September 15, 2022 September 6, 2022
October 6, 2022 September 27, 2022
October 20, 2022 October 11, 2022
November 3, 2022 October 25, 2022
November 17, 2022 November 8, 2022
December 1, 2022 November 22, 2022
December 15, 2022 December 6, 2022
January 5, 2023 December 27, 2022

 


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
Temperature
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 five member citizen board and two associate members.  The members are appointed by the County Council after receiving recommendations from the County Manager.  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.

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 December 2021

Meeting Dates

*Projects having received DRC approval by the advertising date are automatically placed on the applicable Planning Commission agenda. Without DRC approval, projects are determined not ready for a hearing. See WCC 16.27.05. Agendas for upcoming meetings will be available on the County Agenda Page

Meeting Date Advertising Date (BY NOON)*
January 13, 2022 December 22, 2021
February 10, 2022 January 21, 2022
March 10, 2022 February 18, 2022
April 14, 2022 March 25, 2022
May 12, 2022 April 22, 2022
June 9, 2022 May 20, 2022
July 14, 2022 June 24, 2022
August 11, 2022 July 22, 2022
September 8, 2022 August 19, 2022
October 20, 2022 September 30, 2022
November 10, 2022 October 21, 2022
December 8, 2022 November 18, 2022

All application information (public comment excluded) intended to be considered by the Planning Commission must be received 14 days prior to the meeting date.

Planning Commission - JSPA

Planning Commission - JSPA

The Jordanelle Specially Planned Area Planning Commission is a five member board and two alternate members reviewing projects exclusively in the Jordanelle Specially Planned Area (JSPA).  The members are appointed by the County Council after receiving recommendations from the County Manager.  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 Planning Department acts as staff to the JSPA Planning Commission by providing staff reports, making presentations and setting up meetings.

JSPA Documents

Members of Planning Commission - JSPA

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

-As of January 2022

Meeting Dates

  • Meetings are scheduled only as needed. 
  • Agendas for upcoming meetings will be available on the County Agenda Page.
  • All application information (public comment excluded) intended to be considered by the Planning Commission must be received 14 days prior to the meeting date.

Zone Information

Zoning Information

Every parcel of land or subdivision lot in Wasatch County is located within a zoning district. The Wasatch County Zoning Map identifies what each property is zoned. Each zoning district determines which sections of the Wasatch County Code apply and establishes the land use rights for the property.

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.
 

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 planning@wasatch.utah.gov.

Complaint Form

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

The Board of Adjustment is a five member citizen board that serves as a quasi-judicial role of determining appeals to administrative decisions applying the Wasatch County Land Use and Development code and the Engineering Department Code. The Board also makes determinations on variance requests in accordance with the requirements of State Law.  The members are appointed by the County Manager with the advice and consent of the County Council.  Associate members serve temporarily on the Board 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. 

Members of the Board of Adjustment

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

-As of December 2021

Meeting Dates for 2021

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