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, Byron | Term Expires: December 31, 2026 | Phone: 307-272-5409

Cliff Alexander
Vice-Chairman, Burlington | Term Expires: December 31, 2025 | Phone: 307-272-1149

Frank Kelly
Secretary | Term Expires: December 31, 2025 | Phone: 307-272-0110

John Fuller
Greybull | Term Expires: December 31, 2024 | Phone: 307-765-2226

Michael Scherman
Burlington | Term Expires: December 31, 2024 | Phone: 307-272-3457

 2024 Meeting Schedule 

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 3pm on:

February 26th, 2024 February 12th, 2024
March 25th, 2024 March 13th, 2024
April 22nd, 2024  April 8th, 2024
May 20th, 2024 May 6th, 2024
June 24th, 2024 June 10th, 2024
July 22nd, 2024 July 8th, 2024
August 26th, 2024 August 12th, 2024
September 23rd, 2024 September 9th, 2024
October 28th, 2024 October 14th, 2024
November 18th, 2024 November 4th, 2024
December 16th, 2024 December 2nd, 2024
January 27th, 2025 January 13th, 2025


Meetings may be cancelled 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 Land Planning Office. Submit by the deadline date prior to the meeting so we may prepare.

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