Planning Department Overview


The Planning Department oversees the development of the Town and is responsible for interpreting and administering the Town's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. The Professional Planners review and process all Development Applications, including those that require a recommendation from the Planning Commission or approval by the Board of Trustees, as well as smaller-scale development applications and permits that are approved administratively.

Additionally, the Planning Department handles all construction permits and small inspections within incorporated Town limits. To ensure that you are within the Town limits, you may go to the El Paso County Assessors site. If the Town of Monument is listed as the tax entity, then you are within the Town limits and are required to obtain a permit.

All building projects within the Town, including new construction, remodeling and repairs require general construction permits to allow construction, and trade-specific permits for each part of the project (Additional permit types and approvals may be needed based on the individual property and project).

The Department also assists in the planning, design, and construction management of municipal projects.


*For questions such as zoning, building code or builder development, please complete email the Planning Department, or you may go to the Town of Monument Website, Zoning Map, or Planning Frequently Asked Questions

*For the Town of Monument Code questions you may go to the Monument Municipal Code

*For questions about how a development is reviewed you may review our Planning101-(example of a typical development project)

*To know if you live within the Town Border, you may utilize our Interactive Town Map

*Town Fee questions may be reviewed in our Town Fee Schedule

*For questions related to construction or Town of Monument inspections such as for sidewalks, right of way needs or land development, please contact Tom Martinez at 719-884-8036.

*Permitting questions can be sent to or you may go to our permitting page

Additional Planning Info-

*Review our Development Processes

*Review our Town Landscape Guidelines

*Pikes Peak Regional Building GIS site (For looking up your address on their site)

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