Our Vision, Purpose and Values
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service and do not represent any
relationship between Wasatch County
Government and the organizations listed here.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri
New Address -
35 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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Click here to submit an application via our online portal
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
If you have any questions regarding the uploading of your application please give the Planning Office a call, 435-657-3205.
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.
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:
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.
-As of December 2021
*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
All application information (public comment excluded) intended to be considered by the Planning Commission must be received 14 days prior to the meeting date.
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.
-As of January 2022
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.
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 email@example.com.
Information about the development activity in the unincorporated areas of Wasatch County.
Development Listing Link
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.