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County Zoning Regulations (PDF) require that a principal structure must be permitted or applied for in order for an accessory building permit to be approved. An accessory building is defined as any structure not used as a principal structure.
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Please refer to the Albany County Zoning Resolution or call the Planning Office at 307-721-2568 before beginning a project. These frequently asked questions are meant to be a guide, but are not the regulations. Some projects may require more than a zoning certificate.
A statement issued by the Albany County Board of County Commissioners that the proposed development is in compliance with the zoning regulation.
A zoning certificate is required for new uses, expansions of existing uses, conditional uses, or changes of use pursuant to Wyoming Statute § 18-5-203. Uses which require a zoning certificate are:
Access the Zoning Certificate Application. Applications can also be picked up in our office, located at 1002 S 3rd Street in the County Annex Building.
Zoning certificates are valid for two years from the date of approval. A one year extension may be granted, at the discretion of the County Planner, if substantial progress toward completion has occurred.
In order to have your zoning certificate processed, you must mail or bring in the:
Incomplete applications will be returned.
A deed, warranty deed, or a contract for deed can be used for proof of ownership.
The County Real Estate Office, located at 525 Grand Avenue, will have a copy of your deed. If out-of-town, you can call the Real Estate Office at 307-721-2547 and they can fax us a copy of your deed.
A site plan requires:
The Board of County Commissioners meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Your application must be received in the Planning Office by 5 pm, 14 days prior to the Board of County Commissioners Meeting in order to be on the earliest date.
You will receive your approved zoning certificate in the mail approximately one to two weeks from the date of approval.
A late fee charge of $100 will be assessed for any construction begun prior to approval from the Board of County Commissioners.
New construction and estimated building costs are reported to the Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis, Inc. and the U.S. Census Bureau.
It is strongly recommended that you obtain your zoning certificate and wastewater permit at the same time. If you are building on a small lot, this is highly recommended to insure that the proper location for the septic field can be determined.
Access the Wastewater Permit.
Construction can be begun as soon as your zoning certificate has been approved. Dirt work can be started prior to approval.