Land Planning

Big Horn County



Big Horn County does not have countywide zoning,  only localized Aiport protection zoning. 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

Under 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 outlined in the Big Horn County Land Use Plan. The Commission holds regular public hearings for Subdivision Applications, Zoning Applications, 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, 2023 | 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

2021 Meeting Schedule - Adopted February 22nd, 2021

The Big Horn County Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) meets monthly based on the adopted schedule. The meeting time is 10:30 AM 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 Documents must be submitted by 3 pm on:
February 22nd, 2021 February 8th, 2021
March 22nd, 2021 March 8th, 2021
April 26th, 2021 April 12th, 2021
May 24th, 2021 May 10th, 2021
 June 28th, 2021 June 14th, 2021
July 26th, 2021 July 12th, 2021
August 23, 2021 August 9th, 2021
September 27th, 2021 September 13th, 2021
October 25th, 2021 October 8th, 2021
November 22nd, 2021 November 8th, 2021
December 20th, 2021 December 6th, 2021
January 24th, 2022 January 10th, 2022


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 after the regular meeting, contact the Land Planning office for details.

Meeting Minutes Downloadable PDF's