Community Development

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601 Center Circle

The Town of Silverthorne Community Development Department is closed in conjunction with the Summit County Building Department until further notice. Please understand that all building inspections and plan reviews will be on hold at this time in support of the effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Staff is working remotely and periodically checking email and phone messages.  Thank you for your patience.

For latest COVID-19 news and restrictions please visit the Summit County Emergency Blog

The town photo econ devCommunity Development Department is responsible for all long range and current planning, building code compliance, zoning code compliance, and information systems.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT: Long Range Planning: The Town of Silverthorne adopted a new Comprehensive Plan in 2014, this plan provides a framework for land use decisions of the future.

Community Development Staff:

Mark Leidal
Assistant Town Manager and Community Development Director

Lina M. Lesmes  
Planning Manager

Cody Horn
Planner II

Danelle Cook
Planner I

Mahlon Dysart
Permit Technician

Mark DeBonville
Network Administrator

Annie Sadler
Network Technician

Emily Niederbremer
Admin. Assistant

Current Planning: The goal is to provide day-to-day assistance to interested parties regarding community development issues.  The department is responsible for development project reviews, and making recommendations to the Planning Commission and the Town Council on such applications. The department is also responsible for interpreting the Silverthorne Town Code and making Ordinance changes to respond to the changing development community. 


The Planning Department also conducts development code compliance, regulates signs in town, and updates and researches housing related issues and plans.  Please contact us with any questions.

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BUILDING DEPARTMENT: To enforce building and technical code provisions to ensure those structures within the Town conform to uniform standards. The Town of Silverthorne contracts with Summit County Government for building code compliance, building permit reviews, and for field inspections. 

GEOGRAPHIC AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS:  This program supports and enhances the stability, ease of use and security of the town's information systems infrastructure (networks, systems, servers, software, GIS information and application data) on behalf of all authorized users, Council, and the public by maintaining GIS information in an accurate and current state, monitoring IT facilities and adding or upgrading networks, systems and storage as required by town growth, staff expansion and new or expanded applications. The Department provides general property information in the form of data bases, maps, software applications and computer hardware support to the public and staff.