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

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

Cliff Alexander
Secretary, Burlington | Term Expires: December 31, 2022 | Phone: 307-272-1149

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

Frank Kelly
Term Expires: December 31, 2022 | Phone: 307-272-0110

2020 Meeting Schedule - Adopted January 23rd, 2020

The Big Horn County Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) meets monthly on the fourth Thursday. The scheduled meeting time is 1pm, and is held at the Big Horn County Courthouse, 420 West C Street, Basin, Wyoming. The meeting is typically in the County Commissioners’ Chambers, on the 1st Floor.

An accessible entrance and elevator is available at the Murphy Street parking lot, on the north side of the building on the ground floor.

The 2020 Meeting Schedule is as follows:

  • February 27th, 2020
  • March 26th, 2020
  • April 23rd, 2020
  • May 28th, 2020
  • June 25th, 2020
  • July 23rd, 2020
  • August 27th, 2020
  • September 24th, 2020
  • October 22nd, 2020
  • November 19th, 2020*
  • December 17th, 2020 *
  • January 28th, 2021

* - One week early, due to holiday

Meetings may be cancelled if no action items are on the agenda, please verify the meeting is still scheduled before traveling to Basin.

All meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. If you have a question or would like to present a topic to the Commission, please submit your topic before the meeting to the Land Planning Office. Submit at least 10 days prior to the meeting so we can prepare.

Subdivision Regulation Amendment Workshops

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold Subdivision Regulation Amendment workshops as needed before the regular meeting, contact the Land Planning office for details.

Meeting Minutes Downloadable PDF's