Land Planning

Big Horn County


Big Horn County does not currently have county-wide zoning regulations. Aside from special regulations for development in mapped flood zones and airport protection zones, the county only requires permits for construction/development, subdivisions and small wastewater systems. Please contact the Land Planning Department before proceeding with any construction projects.

Planning and Zoning Commission

Pursuant to W.S. 18-5-202, Big Horn County established a planning and zoning commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for ensuring that land use and development proposals meet the community vision set forth in the Big Horn County Land Use Plan. The Commission holds regular public hearings for subdivision applications, zoning changes, changes in applicable regulations, and special projects. Members draw on evidence submitted from experts, staff, applicants and County residents to make recommendations for action to the Board of County Commissioners.

Planning and Zoning Commission Internal Rules and Regulations 

Commission Members

Alan Bair
Chairman, from Byron | Term Expires: December 31, 2020 | Phone: 307-272-5409

Cliff Alexander
Vice-Chairman, from Burlington | Term Expires: December 31, 2019 | Phone: 307-272-1149

Michael Scherman
Secretary, from Burlington | Term Expires: December 31, 2021 | Phone: 307-272-3457

Frank Kelly
Term Expires: December 31, 2019 | Phone: 307-272-0110

John Fuller
From Greybull | Term Expires: December 31, 2021 | Phone: 307-765-2226

To contact the Planning and Zoning Commission (all members) via email:

2019 Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Big Horn County Planning and Zoning Commission for 2018 will be held in the County Commissioners’ Chambers (420 West C Street, Basin) at 1:00pm on the fourth Thursday of every month as follows:

  • February 28, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • April 25, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • June 27, 2019
  • July 25, 2019
  • August 22, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 27, 2019* (Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving holiday)
  • December 26, 2019
  • January 23, 2020

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings, however if you need to be put on the agenda, please contact the Planning Office at 307-568-2424. The Planning and Zoning Commission and the Land Planning Office request all pertinent information or agenda items be provided to the Land Planning Office (417 Murphy Street, Basin) at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date.

Subdivision Regulation Amendment Workshops

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold Subdivision Regulation Amendment workshops from 10am-Noon on regular meeting days when meetings are not cancelled for lack of action items.

Meeting Minutes Downloadable PDF's


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