Mesa County offers online development review

The Mesa County Planning Division expects to soon offer an online development review process designed to offer more speed and convenience as well as cut costs.

“We expect the new process to result in time- and cost-savings for applicants and for our staff,” said Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis. “This is another step toward offering county services online so that residents don’t have to wait in line.”

Mesa County Planning Director Linda Dannenberger said electronic submittals will allow applicants to spend less time in the planning process as well as obtain answers and information as soon as they become available. The division expects to launch the online process in mid-July

Applications will be received, updated and reviewed over the Internet — saving time, money and paper, while eliminating the need for trips to county offices. The change also is expected to make the process easier for citizens to navigate and more transparent for those seeking information through the county Web site.

The new process will be available for all development applications — including minor site plans, subdivisions, rezone requests, right-of-way vacation requests and conditional use permits. Staff will be available via telephone and in person to help applicants through the process.