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
55 S 500 E
Heber City, Utah 84032
Doug Smith, Director
Austin Corry, Senior Planner
Elizabeth Arnold, Planning Tech
Grant Amann, Planning Tech
Sherry Lawrence, Office Manager
Susie Blair, 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.
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:
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.
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.
General and Land Use Regulation Amendment Applications
County Development Applications
Jordanelle Specially Planned Area (JSPA) Development Applications
If you have any questions regarding the uploading of your application please give the Planning Office a call, 435-657-3205.
Click here to submit a development application via our online portal
* 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.
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 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.
-As of October 2020
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:
-As of July 2020
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 email@example.com.
Interactive Base Map Link
The zoning data is now part of our online base map. The Interactive Base Map Link above will take you to our mapping web page. Once there, select the County Online Base Map Link to open our base map. In order to see the zoning, the zoning map layer will need to be turned on. To do this, follow the map help instructions.
Information about the development activity in the unincorporated areas of Wasatch County.
Development Listing Link
Meeting Agenda Link
Meeting Minutes Link
-As of July 2020