Agricultural Exemption

Exemption Requirements

Agricultural Exempt Buildings are those buildings or structures on agricultural-zoned property constructed for the sole purpose of housing farm implements, hay, grain, poultry, livestock or other horticultural products. There cannot be any parking of private vehicles or storage of household items within the structure. Such uses reclassify the building and will require a building permit. Any change must be approved by the Rio Blanco County Building Division.

Application Process

No fees are charged for this permit and no plans required for submittal. The only inspection is a setback inspection. However, if you decide to install electric, plumbing, or heat, a separate permit must be applied for and issued before any work can be started.

Complete the Agricultural Exempt Building Application (PDF), sign (both pages must be completed and signed), and return. If the application is to be signed by the owners authorized agent, documentation by the owner must be received approving the person to act for the owner.

Site Plan

A Site Plan Checklist (PDF) is required to be submitted with the Agricultural Exempt Building Application. After a complete application has been received, it will be reviewed to determine if all of the requirements of the RBC Land Use Resolution for this type of work has been satisfied. Examples of requirements would be: Setbacks, size, height, floodplain, Access permits etc.

If the application is approved you will receive a letter verifying compliance with RBC requirements. If the application is not approved you will be notified by letter that the proposed construction does not comply with Rio Blanco County requirements, the letter will state the reasons why, and may request additional information to be submitted.