Land Planning

Big Horn County



Big Horn County does not 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 1 pm, 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 are available at the Murphy Street parking lot, on the north side of the building on the ground floor.

Meeting Date:

All documents must be submitted by 3:00pm on:

February 27th, 2020 - Cancelled

February 10th, 2020

March 26th, 2020

March 9th, 2020

April 23rd, 2020 - Cancelled

April 6th, 2020

May 28th, 2020

May 11th, 2020

June 25th, 2020 - Cancelled

June 8th, 2020

July 23rd, 2020 - Cancelled

July 6th, 2020

August 27th, 2020 - Cancelled

August 10th, 2020

September 24th, 2020 - Cancelled

September 4th, 2020

October 22nd, 2020 - Cancelled

October 5th, 2020

November 19th, 2020 *

November 2nd, 2020

December 17th, 2020 * Cancelled

November 30th, 2020

January 28th, 2021

January 11th, 2021

* - One Week early, due to holiday


Meetings may be canceled 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 all documentation by the "submitted date" in the above table.

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