Summit County Development Regulations

Summit County’s development regulations seek to ensure the compatibility of the various land uses, the efficient and economical use of land and the protection of our natural resources and scenic beauty.

Garages, Fences and Sheds

Find information on regulations including limits on height and square footage. Select an image to be directed to the code section.

Setbacks and Building Heights

Figure 3-2: The Land Use Matrix



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Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)

Planned unit developments (PUDs) are site-specific zoning designations that provide for a coordinated mix of uses and housing types. There are many PUD zoning districts in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. Find more information by pressing an image. 

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The Land Use and Development Code allows for accessory apartments and caretaker units in certain zoning districts, with certain restrictions. Learn more about zoning by pressing an image. 

Accessory Dwelling Unit Assistance Program

Home Occupations

Some types of businesses are permitted to be run out of residences in Summit County. Home Occupations are defined as commercial enterprises conducted by a person in his or her residence or on the same lot as his or her residence. Figures denote where this use is allowed. Select an image to be directed to the code section.

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Solar & Renewable Energy Systems

Summit County encourages the use of renewable energy systems. Summit County has regulations for small and large scale solar systems, small and large scale wind energy systems, small and large scale hydroelectric systems, and small and large scale wood burning systems. For more information about Solar, Wind, Hydroelectric, and wood burning renewable energy systems, press the image to be directed to the code section.

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Programs, Incentives & Rebates

Solarize Summit

Xcel Energy Net Metering:

During the summer, Summit County offers residents and businesses an opportunity for significant discounts on solar panel installation. Participants in Solarize Summit can leverage bulk-purchasing power and rebates to take advantage of exclusive discounts. Discounts increase as the number of participants increases and limited rebates of $1,500 per system are offered.

So you want to install solar panels to produce your own clean energy? Great, Xcel can help. When you use Net Energy Metering and produce more solar energy than you need, the extra energy is added to the grid. Any excess is held in your solar bank for you to use in future months.

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