Documents & Ordinances

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Current Notices

Town of Bluff – Stage II Fire Restrictions as of June 7, 2022

Stage 2 Restrictions:  NO OPEN FIRES OF ANY KIND — even within an established fire pit.   Devices using pellets, pressurized liquid fuel, or gas (stoves, fire pits, grills, heaters, lanterns, etc.) that include shut-off valves are permitted when used in an area at least three feet or more from flammable material


 2021 – 2022 Amended Budget

2022 – 2023 Budget

May 3, 2022 Edited Zoning Ordinance

An Ordinance Amending and Enacting Provisions Regulating Exterior Lighting


Town of Bluff Ordinances & Resolutions

Animal Ordinance

Business License Ordinance 2021-20b-7Business License Application

Commercial Short-Term Rental Ordinance 2021-20a-7Commercial Short-Term License Application

Franchise Agreement with Emery Telcom Ordinance

Land Use Clearance Ordinance

Off-Street Parking Ordinance 

Road/Alley Policy

Subdivision Ordinance 2019-5b-9

Variance Ordinance


General Plan

Link to:  Bluff General Plan Signed

Link to: General Plan Appendices


Town of Bluff Comments

Dark Skies Public Comments /Comments

Animal Ordinance Comments


Questions about building in Bluff?

Building Permits

To obtain a building permit the applicant must first receive a Land Use Clearance (LUC) from the Town of Bluff Planning & Zoning Commission.  After approving the LUC the Commission will send the LUC to San Juan County. Please visit the Planning & Zoning page for full details. 

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Land Use Clearance Form (updated 7/15/20)

Variance Application Form

Subdivision Application Form

Land Partition Application

Sign PermitZoning Ordinance 2019-5a-9 (includes signs)